The 2013 Club of Three Plenary meeting sought to examine the economic, institutional and geopolitical challenges facing Europe. Over 50 business leaders, politicians and media representatives from France, Germany and the UK participated.
The meeting took place at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and began with a keynote address from the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, on Europe’s economic difficulties. This laid the basis for further discussions on the same topic that day, concluding with a dinner, during which a speech was given by David Lidington MP, the UK Minister for Europe.
On the second day of the meeting, attention turned to the inner workings of the EU and its institutions and the implications of a ‘multi-tier’ approach, and what Europe has to offer the world in terms of industry and trade, technology, diplomacy and security.