What the EU does and how it affects the nation states – The Norway and UK reviews compared

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In this seminar, Tim Hennings, Head of Europe Directorate, Internal in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, will talk about the British process of reviewing its relationship to the EU. Professor Fredrik Sejersted will make comparisons to the Norwegian experience.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with the British Embassy in Norway, has the pleasure of inviting you to the seminar:

“What the EU does and how it affects the nation states
– The Norway and UK reviews compared”

The UK government is carrying out a review of the EU’s competences, which the Foreign Secretary launched in July 2012. This is an audit of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. The background for this review is that it is important for Britain to have  a clear sense of how our national interests interact with the EU’s roles, particularly at a time of great change for the EU. In this seminar, Tim Hennings, Head of Europe Directorate, Internal in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, will talk about the British review process, and professor Fredrik Sejersted will make comparisons to the Norwegian experience.

Program 10.00 – 11.30:

  • What the EU does and how it affects the nation states – The UK review Tim Hennings
    , Head of Europe Directorate, Internal in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
  • Comments – Comparisons to the Norwegian experience Fredrik Sejersted
    , professor, University of Oslo
  • Q and A

Chair: Ulf Sverdrup
, director at NUPI

Tim Hemmings
is Head of Europe Directorate, Internal in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and, as such, leads on UK policy on a range of EU issues from the EU Budget to Justice and Home Affairs policy.  In the past, Tim has worked on a number of European policy matters both for the British Government and the European Commission and also oversaw the launch of the UK’s Balance of Competences Review in July 2012.