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YPFP London 2030-EADS Series: “Anglo-French Relations: Allies in Austerity?”

April 17, 2012 06:30 pm


Committee Room 10
House of Commons
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom


The Anglo-French relationship...remains an essential subject for the serious student of world affairs.”

Walter Russell Mead


When: Tuesday 17th April 2012, 6.30pm to 8.00pm followed by an informal reception at Walkers of Whitehall

Where: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, SW1


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This event is open to YPFP general and affiliate members and supporters


Event in brief:

Join YPFP London for the third instalment of its 2030/EADS Series, in which today’s foreign policy leaders assess the challenges and threats with which the next generation must grapple.

The financial crisis has placed restrictions on the national defence budgets of the UK and France. Do these budgetary constraints offer new opportunities for Anglo-French collaboration? Does recent Anglo-French military integration herald a new age of cooperation between two ancient rivals?  Or will disagreement on the fate of the Eurozone keep them apart? 

Join our distinguished panel of speakers for a discussion about Anglo-French cooperation in the military, diplomatic and economic spheres.  The event will precede an informal drinks reception at Walkers of Whitehall.



Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Hampshire North-East and Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee

Alastair Cameron, Project Officer at FRUK Defence Forum and Associate Fellow at RUSI and FRS

Deborah Haynes, Defence Editor of The Times newspaper

Robin Southwell, Chief Executive of EADS UK


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