External speakers

Anthony Teasdale

Director General, European Parliamentary Research Service

Anthony Teasdale is Director General of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the in-house research centre and think tank of the European Parliament. He has been a political adviser and civil servant both in Brussels and London. Within the Parliament, he was head of policy strategy and legislative planning for the EPP Group, deputy chief of staff to the President of the Parliament, and director for EU internal policies, before taking up his current role in 2013. In Whitehall, he served as Special Adviser to Sir Geoffrey Howe, UK Foreign Secretary, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and to Kenneth Clarke, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at HM Treasury. A visiting professor in practice at the European Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE), he is co-author of The Penguin Companion to European Union.