The Jersey Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, visited Brussels on 3 March. His programme included a meeting with the Permanent Representative of France to the EU, the Ambassador of Norway to the EU, several other diplomatic representatives, and the Centre for European Policy Studies (a leading think tank which is shortly publishing a report on “Britain’s Future in the EU”).
Speaking before his visit Senator Bailhache said:
“I look forward to productive meetings in Brussels. We are well represented by the Channel Islands Brussels Office, which has been a good example of joint working with Guernsey. Although the Channel Islands are outside the EU, developments in the EU impact directly or indirectly on the Channel Islands in a wide range of important areas. CIBO’s work, underpinned by political and official level engagement from both Islands, is essential to the protection of our interests