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What precisely is the Greek government’s mandate?

Kira Gartzou, research assistant in European Studies, analyses the differences in views expressed by Syriza towards Europe, and in particular Germany, during its winning electoral campaign, and the views now portrayed in Syriza’s party newspaper since coming to power in January 2015. What implications may this have for the future of Greek negotiations with creditor institutions, and what is actually the mandate of the Greek government?
Dr. Kira Gartzou
25 June 2015 More...

Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:02:26 PM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
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Published: Jun 2, 2015 9:56:51 AM

The case for an EU referendum

Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
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Published: May 15, 2015 6:15:32 PM

How much closer are we to Brexit?

If the British general election was a shock to many in the UK, then it was equally so for the chancelleries across the European Union. As much as they had started to think about a British renegotiation and referendum, there has been a very strong sense that the election result would throw that out of the window. Any such thoughts are now firmly gone. This commentary explores the outcome of the British General Election and the implications for a British in-out EU referendum.
Dr Simon Usherwood
8 May 2015 More...

Published: May 13, 2015 1:16:16 PM

Why we don’t need to panic about Greece

Media coverage of the talks between Greece and its Eurozone partners sounds increasingly alarming, but is there good reason to panic about Greece? 
Filipa Figueira
7 May 2015 More...

Published: May 13, 2015 1:11:49 PM

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Sexuality and Society in Russia and Eastern Europe

29 June 2015
In this video interview, Dr. Richard Mole discusses his latest research on the migration of LGBT individuals, arguing that migration has been one of the most effective means of promoting gay rights. More...

Published: Jun 29, 2015 3:49:01 PM

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Pademia Research Award Announced

2 July 2015
The European Institute's recently appointed Research Associate, Dr. Claudia Schrag Sternberg, has been announced the winner of the 2015 PADEMIA Research Award for her book The Struggle for EU Legitimacy: Public Contestation, 1950-2005.
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Published: Jun 29, 2015 12:28:53 PM

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Britain and the European Convention of Human Rights

27 May 2015
Our latest publication evaluates the reasons for the governments growing concern about the ECHR, it analyses the proposed alternative to the ECHR, The British Bill of Rights, and it further discusses what other options there might be for EHRC reform.  More...

Published: May 27, 2015 3:10:42 PM

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Britain & Europe Series

2015-16. Click here for details on upcoming policy panels, resource collections and our new blog.

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An open letter in response to the Historians for Britain campaign

27 May 2015
Prof. David Abulafia has recently argued on behalf of Historians for Britain that ''the terms of Britain's EU membership are undermining . . . Britain's values' In the open Letter signed by a number of UCL academics, including the Deputy Director of the European Institute, Professor of German History, Mary Fulbrook, challenges this narrative. More...

Published: May 27, 2015 10:33:09 PM

Bad marks for Sweden’s muddled teacher training in OECD report on school system

19 May 2015
Dr Susanne Wiborg (UCL Institute of Education) explains how a slide in Sweden's performance on international education rankings has led to calls for more reform.  More...

Published: May 19, 2015 2:50:43 PM

Why our ancestors were more gender equal than us

19 May 2015
Dr. Lucio Vinicius and Dr Andrea Migliano (both UCL Anthropology) present evidence for the view that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tended to have equal influence on where their group lived and who they lived with.  More...

Published: May 19, 2015 2:45:37 PM

Featured Events 

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Russia and the West – Confrontation or Conciliation?

Clifford Chance and the UCL European Institute would like to invite you to a special panel discussion where we will seek to take a closer look at the complexities behind the current political challenges facing Russia, Europe and the United States, which are often lost in day to day reporting
1 July 2015 More...

Starts: Jul 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development: Book Launch

Academics from six London university colleges, who  have been exploring the interactions between post-2015 development target setting areas, launch a book detailing the results from their collective research. 
8 July 2015 More...

Starts: Jul 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Forced Marriage: Health, Wellbeing, Community and Law

31 July 2015
Forced marriage is illegal in the UK and has a huge impact on the lives of the people it affects, and yet, little is known about it. This one day workshop will set the scene and explore some of the key questions about forced marriage in regards to culture and honour, the law and police, education and health services.  More...

Starts: Jul 31, 2015 12:00:00 AM