President Schulz on official visit to London
On Thursday and Friday President Schulz will be in London and will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. It will be the first time that President Schulz will be meeting Ms May and Mr Khan. The President will conclude his visit with a lecture at the European Institute of the London School of Economics on Friday afternoon. The lecture will be followed by a questions and answer session.
Ahead of the visit President Schulz stated:
"The future deal between the EU and the UK must be good for all sides and must be one which allows the UK and the EU to keep working closely together on various aspects. The UK has decided to leave the EU but it will continue to be a European country with values and geo-political interests which are common to the rest of the continent. I will also reiterate that the four freedoms of the single market – goods, capital, services and persons - are equally important. In London I will also stress why the European Parliament favours the earliest possible triggering of Article 50, which is a pre-condition to opening negotiations."
London - Thursday, 22 September 2016
17:00 Meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May
18:30 Meeting with Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
London – Friday, 23 September 2016
11:00 Meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Opposition and of the Labour Party
13:30 Speech at the European Institute of the London School of Economics:
"The EU and the UK – parting ways but working together".
The speech will be followed by a Q&A.