International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

News - 16 September, 2015

Wilton Park reflects upon the UK’s ongoing work to combat climate change and protect the environment. Today, we join the world in celebrating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It marks the passing of twenty eight years since the drafting of The Montreal Protocol which set the controls and prohibitions of […]

World Environment Day 2015

News - 5 June, 2015

This year’s theme is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’ aiming to target the increasing levels of consumption across the globe which fuel the exponential expansion of extractive industries and pollution from energy production. The current level of demand for natural resources is unsustainable and the insatiable appetite to extract fossil fuels and […]

A new strategy for Europe’s East: the EU’s role in a changed dynamic

News - 5 February, 2015

During our forum to chart a new strategy for the EU in the context of an overtly confrontational Russia, the consensus was that relations between the two cannot return to the pre-crisis status quo. A new strategy for Europe’s East Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 February 2015 (WP1360) In partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth […]

NATO Summit 2014

News - 3 September, 2014

On Thursday 4th and Friday 5th September, the UK will be hosting the NATO Summit in Wales. NATO Summits take place on a biennial basis, with the last one held in Chicago in 2012. It is the first NATO Summit in the United Kingdom since it was hosted in London in 1990. This summit is […]

NATO’s 65th anniversary

News - 4 April, 2014

2014 is a year which marks many historic anniversaries such as the centenary of the First World War, twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and today NATO’s 65th anniversary of its foundation. On 4 April 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was created by the United States, Canada and several […]

Angela Merkel’s London visit – Wilton Park’s contribution to UK-German relations

News - 4 March, 2014

On 27 February 2014, Angela Merkel became the latest foreign dignitary to address the British Parliament. Amid fears across Germany that Britain may soon leave the EU, Merkel’s speech featured the benefits of the UK remaining in the EU and her intentions on keeping it strong for the future, “United and determined we can defend […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

Press release for ‘Eastern partnership – moving ahead’

News - 14 October, 2013

On the opening day of our conference three ministers joined us; Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania; Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland; and David Lidington, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom. They issued a joint press release as follows: “Today we […]

The British German Forum 2013 The European Union: EUseful or EUseless?

News - 22 July, 2013

Three and a half days’ excellent discussion threw into sharper relief the strength of the British-German bilateral relationship and highlighted the common concerns and interests that Britain and Germany share in the European project. British German Forum The future of Europe: relevance and effectiveness in the 21st century? Sunday 14 – Thursday 18 July 2013 […]

Gauging attitudes towards Europe at the 27th British German Forum

News - 15 August, 2012

Last month Wilton Park hosted its annual British German Forum. Entitled ‘Europe’s place in a challenging world’, 50 young participants from Britain and Germany discussed the two countries common and differing challenges. British German Forum: Europe’s place in a challenging world Sunday 15 – Thursday 19 July 2012 (WP1155) The Forum revealed differences in both […]