Following the award of his Jean Monnet Chair by the EU, Dr Giacomo Benedetto will give a public lecture on the controversy of the EU's budget. The figure of £350 million per week for the EU's budget was prominent in the recent referendum campaign on Britain’s membership of the EU. Given that £350 million is equivalent to just 1 per cent of Britain’s weekly economic turnover, Dr Benedetto explains the opposition to the EU's budget, the rationale for the budget’s existence, and the changes necessary for it to respond more effectively to the crises and opportunities of the future. Admission free but booking is essential: royalholloway.ac.uk/events. A reception will be held after the lecture.