City Law School academics host Q&A session with Claude Moraes MEP
Claude Moraes, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for London, spoke to the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) and Public Law Research streams at City Law School on 23 April 2019 in a Q&A session with Professor Elaine Fahey, Dr Elizabeth O’ Loughlin and Dr Adrienne Yong.
A packed room of staff, students and members of the public listened to his detailed account of three domains - his work in the European Parliament's LIBE Civil Liberties Committee as its chair, the development of Brexit and the issues surrounding the holding of European Parliament elections in the UK after the extension of Article 50 TEU, and current political developments.
He described the extensive shift and increase in powers of the European Parliament and the development of civil liberties issues in the legislative agenda, spanning international trade, the regulation of Facebook, international terrorism and international security.
A four-time elected MEP for London, Claude Moraes described in detail the work of British officials and MEPs and their development of key legislative dossiers.
He spoke about the evolution of EU issues in the UK media since his first election in 1999 and the conveying of information to the British public.
The timing of the elections and the length of the mandate of parliamentarians was discussed at length, including its political salience and the likelihood of a second referendum.