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Giles Merritt

Giles Merritt

Founder, Chairman, Friends of Europe

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15 January
GREATER EUROPE: IS IT STILL IN THE MAKING? Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall


Giles Merritt founded Friends of Europe in 1999, and its policy journal Europe’s World in 2005.

His career as a journalist spanned 15 years as a Financial Times foreign correspondent, the last five as Brussels Correspondent, and 25 years as a contributor of Op-Ed columns to the International Herald Tribune on European political and economic issues.

In 2010 he was named by the Financial Times as one of 30 ‘Eurostars’ who most influence thinking on Europe’s future. His previous book is “Slippery Slope: Europe’s Troubled Future” (Oxford University Press, 2016).