Lobbyists fear UK will be frozen out of top EU roles

Lobbyists say UK isolation damaging industry's voice in Europe

European Parliament

At the end of May, elections will seat the 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for the next five years, kicking off weeks of inter-party haggling and horse-trading over the chairmanships of its 20 committees. But there are a few roles UK representatives can forget about already, according to seasoned Europe watchers, including the chairmanship of the newly prominent Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (Econ).

In part, that's because the UK may vote to leave the EU halfway through

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