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Michael Hindley

Michael Hindley was born in Blackburn, UK and educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and London University (BA Hons in German and French), Lancaster University (MA in Comparative Cultural Studies), and the Free University of West Berlin. Michael also has a post graduate diploma in International Law. Michael was an elected council leader in North West England, a Lancashire County Councillor and a Member of the European Parliament for three terms (1984-99). He was the Majority Leader on the Trade Committee (1989-99). Michael is now a freelance political consultant and has acted as an expert adviser for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) where his most recent report was on “Sustainable Development and Trade”. He wrote a report on “Fair Trade” for the United Nations, International Trade Centre, Geneva. Michael is a frequent lecturer on European politics and has lectured at the Universities of Greifswald and Gottingen, Germany. Most recently he has been guest lecturer at Mangalore University, India. He has recently published a book on Britain’s relationship with Europe since 1945 entitled “The semi-detached European”. Michael has travelled extensively in France and is a regular Guest Speaker for Noble Caledonia.

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