Who are the 40 most influential Britons on EU policy?

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1. Sharon Bowles MEP
2. Jonathan Faull (Commission d-g for internal market and services)
3. Malcolm Harbour MEP
4. Richard Corbett (Member of Cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy)
5. Baroness Cathy Ashton (High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy)
6. Philip Lowe (Commission d-g for energy)
7. Robert Madelin (Commission d-g for comms networks, content and tech)
8. William Hague MP – Foreign secretary
9. David Cameron MP – PM
10. Andrew Duff MEP? (Union of European Federalists President)
11. Sir Jon Cunliffe (Britain’s Permanent Representative to the EU)
12. Lowri Evans (Commission d-g for DG Mare)
13. Belinda Pyke (Commission director for migration and borders)
14. Lord Adair Turner (FSA chairman)
15. Nick Clegg MP – Deputy PM
16. Sir Graham Watson MEP
17. Lionel Barber (FT editor)
18. Ivan Rogers (PM’s adviser on Europe)
19. David Lidington MP – Europe minister
20. John Cridland CBE (CBI director-general)
21. Prof. Anne Glover (EU chief scientific adviser)
22. Glenis Willmott MEP
23. Philip Stephens (FT associate editor)
24. Jacqueline Minor (European Commission director for consumer policy)
25. Mark Boleat (City of London Corporation)
26. Tony Long (WWF European office)
27. Daniel Hannan MEP
28. Robert Cooper (European External Action Service counsellor)
29. Peter Kendall (National Farmers’ Union president)
30. Dr Kay Swinburne MEP
31. John Peet (The Economist)
32. Charles Grant (Centre for European Reform director)
33. Graham Bishop (financial markets analyst)
34. Nigel Farage MEP
35. Mark Leonard (European Council on Foreign Relations)
36. Roland Rudd (Business for New Europe chairman)
37. Prof Simon Hix (London School of Economics)
38. Paul Dunstan (European Parliament directorate for the plenary)
39. Shirin Wheeler (Commission spokesperson and ex-BBC ‘The Record Europe’ presenter)
40. Jon Worth (blogger)

The list of the 40 most influential Britons on current EU policy-making was revealed on Wednesday 14 November 2012 at an event at Europe House in Westminster, London.


Video Statement by Sharon Bowles MEP, ranked N°1 in the #UK40 ranking


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EURACTIV’s ‘Who are the 40 most influential Britons in Europe’ project is sponsored by financial services agency Cicero Group. Nucleus, the campaign group for British leadership in the EU, is event partner. The launch event was hosted by the European Commission Representation in the UK.

euractiv.com earlier this year launched a website section entitled ‘UK in Europe’ and a related blog on BlogActiv.eu.

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