The British Ambassador on Brexit

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Hungary gave a lecture at the University of Debrecen on Thursday. Iain Lindsay talked about Brexit and the future of the Hungarian-British relationship to students and lecturers at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

The Ambassador was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Elek Bartha, vice rector for educational affairs, Zoltán Szakály, vice dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, and András Nábrádi, director of the Institute of Business Economics.

Iain Lindsay gave a lecture to students and lecturers about Brexit at the Böszörményi street campus. The Ambassador emphasised that the United Kingdom will not turn away from Europe after leaving the EU next year.

- Even though we will leave the European Union and the EU institutions, we will remain a proud member of the family of European nations, for Norway, Switzerland, Russia and Serbia are no less European countries than any EU member state, which was also true for Hungary before 2004, when it became a member state - pointed out Iain Lindsay.

The Ambassador added that we are all interested in the success of the EU, and the UK is willing to play a key role in the processes aimed at reaching this objective in the framework of comprehensive and special partnerships.

The Ambassador was invited by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the county-level organisation of the Hungarian Economic Association.

- We invited Ambassador Iain Lindsay so that he can talk about the positives and negatives of Brexit. What does it mean for the British, for the EU member states, and what economic consequences will it lead to? Another actual issue is the situation of Hungarian people working in the UK after Brexit - said András Nábrádi, director of the Institute of Economics, president of the county organisation of the Hungarian Economic Association. 

The event to be held on Thursday is part of a series of programmes. The county organisation of the Hungarian Economic Association organises two similar lectures every six months with the involvement of prestigious economists and politicians.

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