Future EU relations with Russia: implications for the European constitutional debate

President Putin of Russia meets the foreign policy leadership of the EU (picture Presidential Press and Information Office)

London, Saturday 31 March 2007

The 2007 AGM of Federal Union will be held on Saturday 31 March. The meeting will discuss the future of EU relations with Russia and debate the future of the European constitutional treaty.

11 am, Saturday 31 March 2007

Northampton Suite, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB (nearest tubes Angel, Farringdon)

Programme

10.30 am coffee and registration

11 am The EU’s relations with Russia

What future for relations between Europe and Russia? The issues are significant – energy, security, democracy. Is the EU ready to deal with them?

1 pm lunch

2 pm AGM session to receive the annual report and accounts and election of a new committee

2.30 pm The European constitutional treaty – progress and prospects

Will Angela Merkel revive the European constitution? Would a smaller treaty be preferable? What will Gordon Brown’s attitude be?

4 pm close

Please complete and return the form below, or send an e-mail to info@federalunion.org.uk, if you able to come to the AGM. Participation at the AGM is free, but we ask for a donation of £10 (waged) or £5 (student/unwaged) towards the costs of the catering and room hire. Please make a donation if you can.

Elections

There are the following places on the committee to be filled at the AGM: Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and 4 other places on the committee. Nominations may be accepted up until the meeting itself, so you do not have to complete and return the form, but it would help the organisation of the meeting if you are able to do so. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being a member of the committee, please contact Richard Laming at info@federalunion.org.uk or on 020 7928 3899.

Programme correct as at 15 March 2007. Federal Union reserves the right to change the programme without notice if circumstances should require.
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Please return to: Federal Union, PO Box 44404, London SE1 7TZ, or fax to 020 7928 3899, or e-mail to info@federalunion.org.uk

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