Brexit or Bremain

What will happen and what does it mean for Europe?

31.05.2016 | 16.00 - 22.00


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The UK’s EU Referendum could well turn out to be the most pivotal decision for Britain and the European Union since the introduction of the Euro in 1999. British government ministers and public figures are now campaigning until June 23rd either for the “leave” or “remain” vote. As the leading British pollster who is also a major player in Germany (with offices in Cologne and Berlin), YouGov is presenting a research-led debate on this important theme.

YouGov Debate 2016:

The YouGov Debate will present predictions and the latest in-depth public opinion research based on large-scale quantitative studies on the upcoming referendum. There will be two panels, in which distinguished British and German participants will discuss subjects such as the key factors driving the vote, similarities and differences in opinion across the EU, the future role of the EU and the UK in Europe, the effects on the economy and the future of EU reform.

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For more information about our speakers, please click on one of the pictures.

Dr. Katarina Barley
MdB (SPD), General Secretary of the SPD
Iain Duncan Smith MP (Conservative Party)
Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Dr. Michael Heise
Chief Economist, Allianz SE
Dr. Pieter Van Houten
Lecturer, POLIS Department, University of Cambridge
Simon Jenkins
Journalist and Author, ‘The Guardian’
Stephen Kinnock MP (Labour Party)
Member of British Parliament
Gunther Krichbaum (CDU)
Chairman, Committee on the Affairs of the European Union, German Bundestag
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (FDP)
Vice President, European Parliament
Rüdiger Lentz
Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany
Almut Möller
Head of Berlin Office, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
Vicky Pryce
Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR London
Stephan Shakespeare
CEO, YouGov plc
Jens Spahn (CDU)
Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance

Prof. Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
Director Open Europe Berlin


Opening of YouGov Debate 16

Carol Stone, Chair of External Advisory Board at YouGov Cambridge

The economics panel

Guests of the YouGov Debate 2016

The politics panel

Moderator Almut Möller asks a question to the panel

YouGov Founder & Global CEO Stephan Shakespeare during his speech

Bianca Bruhn, CEO YouGov Northern Europe, discussing with guests

Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, Jens Spahn, discussing his views

Former British Minister Iain Duncan Smith during his keynote


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