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Tuesday 09 April 2019 -
18:00 to 20:45

April 9th, BBC World Questions is at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels to discuss Brexit and the future of the European Union.

The European Union has elections coming up - a new leadership to find - and of course Brexit - with the United Kingdom spending the last three years arguing over how and when it should leave the Union. The UK is the second largest economy in the E.U, and represents more than one in ten of its population. Is the loss of Britain a threat to Europe, or a new opportunity? The European Union faces the challenges of migration, security, the economy and a rise in Euroscepticism across much of the continent. So what next for Europe? And what does an audience in Brussels and a European panel of politicians think of what Britain is doing?

Following on from a debate about Brexit in London, Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of leading politicians will debate questions raised by the audience in Brussels.

In Brussels, the panel will include: 

  • Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition 

  • Mairead McGuinness MEP, First Vice President of the European Parliament 

  • Bas Eickhout MEP, Leading Candidate of the European Greens  

  • Pieter Cleppe, Brussels Director of Open Europe 

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Admission is free, but online registration is required. Whilst we hope to accommodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.