The Single Market in the Evolving European Economic Crisis: Opportunity, Contsraint, Threat? – A Roundtable

The Single Market in the Evolving European Economic Crisis:

Opportunity, Constraint, Threat?


Wednesday 28 March 2012, 17.30-19.30

Council Chamber, Main Building

Cardiff University



The fourth roundtable in our series considers the future of the Single Market in the light of the global financial and economic crisis, and in the very recent context of the December 9th 2011 and January 29th 2012 summits. How have UK views towards the Single Market evolved over the past twenty years? Can the UK preserve its key interests in the Single Market from the position of being outside of the intergovernmental treaty and the Euro?  How does the business community view the Single Market, specifically from the Welsh perspective? Would the Single Market be able to resist a revival of protectionist pressures? This roundtable will bring together distinguished academic, professional and political speakers from across Wales, the UK and Europe to explore the implications of these changes for the UK and Wales and the potential strategic options that UK and Welsh governments face in the future.



Roundtable Participants:


Professor Alistair Cole, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics Cardiff University (Chair)

Professor Michelle Cini, Bristol University

Henrik Morch, European Commission

Lady Eluned Morgan, former MEP and Honorary Distinguished Professor, Cardiff University

Professor Stijn Smismans, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University



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Registration Information:


 Space is limited so please register early as places will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Please e-mail to register by 2nd March 2012 –  For further information about the roundtable please contact Ian Stafford (Research Officer):   or by phone: 029 20 870 325.  

Cardiff University Main Building is located in the Civic Centre in Cardiff, for further information on directions and the location of the building please visit: