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18 Mar 2021

Whitehall in Brussels: the UK permanent representation to the EU

The UK has left the European Union but the two sides, as neighbours, partners and competitors, will need to continue to work with each other. How this happens matters.

In this launch event, Matt Bevington shares the key points from the report looking at how the UK interacted with the EU in the past, and what role the UK mission might play in those interactions going forward.


  • Matt Bevington, report author and former researcher at the UK in a Changing Europe
  • Katrina Williams – former UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU
  • Stephen Wall – former British diplomat who served as Britain’s ambassador to Portugal and Permanent Representative to the European Union.
  • Ulf Sverdrop – Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Read the ‘Whitehall in Brussels’ report here.

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