Think tank

The Bruges Group is an independent all-party think tank. Set up in February 1989, its aim was to promote the idea of a less centralised European structure than that emerging in Brussels. Its inspiration was Margaret Thatcher's Bruges speech in September 1988, in which she remarked that "They have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them reimposed at a European level, with a European super­state exercising a new dominance from Brussels." The Bruges Group has had a major effect on public opinion, and forged links with Members of Parliament as well as with similarly minded groups in other countries. The Group also holds regular high-profile public meetings, seminars, debates and conferences. These enable influential speakers to contribute to the European debate.


Contact details

Website: www.brugesgroup.com/
Address: 214 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TB, UK
Contact email: info AT brugesgroup.com

Areas of focus

Where they work:
Europe
Operating languages:
English

Organisational details

Institutional affiliations:
Independent
Year founded:
1989
Age (years):
Founded by:
Founder(s): Margaret Thatcher
Founder gender: All female
Leadership:
Current leader(s): Robert Oulds
Current leader's (or leaders') gender: Male

Organisational performance

Publications:
Number of publications (2015):

Data notes

Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website,Organisation´s entry in wikipedia


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