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Britain Map

Britain has lost a role, and failed to find an empire

Theresa May's long-awaited Brexit speech must be understood as an aspiration, rather than a roadmap, since its realisation requires the consent of other parties and the removal of important contradictions, argues Benjamin Martill.
17 January 2017

Published: Jan 17, 2017 7:48:00 PM


What will Brexit mean for London's digital entrepreneurs?

Oliver Patel, Research Assistant at the European Institute, offers three reasons why the Brexit vote is worrying for London's tech community.
Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute)
19 December 2016

Published: Dec 19, 2016 3:09:00 PM


More than just populism

On 4 December Italians rejected Matteo Renzi’s proposed constitutional reforms, leading to his resignation as Prime Minister. Roberta Damiani and Meg Russell argue that the referendum result demonstrated the perils of referendums on detailed constitutional matters and in particular of attempted second chamber reform.
16 December 2016

Published: Dec 16, 2016 5:33:00 PM



Working paper on Article 50 published 

10 January 2016
The European Institute has released a new working paper on Article 50. The paper, 'Brexit and Article 50 TEU: A Constitutional Reading', is co-authored by Professor Piet Eeckhout and Dr Eleni Frantziou.  More...

Published: Jan 10, 2017 12:14:00 PM


Brexit Divisions on openDemocracy

13 December 2016
This week sees a series of articles on business and trade after Brexit appear on the openDemocracy website as part of our Brexit Divisions series.

Published: Dec 13, 2016 12:46:00 PM

UCL in the Press

WTO commitments far less extensive than single market

13 December 2016
Piet Eeckhout, Academic Director of the European Institute and Professor of EU Law, argues is quoted in the Guardian on the stark differential between the scope of Britain's WTO commitments and the requirements of the EU's single market.

Published: Dec 13, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Will Brexit harm Britain's law schools?

20 November 2016
Piet Eeckhout, Academic Director of the European Institute and Professor of EU Law, argues London's attractiveness to law students cannot be reduced to Britain's EU membership alone.

Published: Nov 20, 2016 3:22:00 PM

Featured Events 

EU Referendum

Brexit and the end of the XX century economic order? Its impact on British society.

26 January 2017
A panel of leading economists will be discussing the impact of Brexit on the global economic order, in the context of Trump's victory and China's rise. The panel will also focus on the impact of Brexit on British society. More...

Starts: Jan 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM


What will Trump's presidency mean for Europe and the UK?

30 January 2017
To mark Trump’s inauguration as President and first week in office, the UCL European Institute and the UCL Institute of the Americas are hosting a public event to discuss the consequences for European, UK and Brexit politics.
Save the date!

Starts: Jan 30, 2017 12:00:00 AM