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The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014

Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Advisory Board

UCL European Institute

We are privileged to be able to count on the expertise, experience and advice of an external Advisory Board, whose members have distinguished careers in politics, the media, academia, think tanks and cultural institutes. 

The Advisory Board is chaired by Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council and formerly Britain’s Permanent Representative to the European Union.

Sir John Birch Former Vice Chair of UCL Council and Ambassador to Hungary
Dominic Brett Head of Public Affairs, European Parliament
Heather Grabbe
Director, Open Society Institute Brussels
Charles Grant Director, Centre for European Reform
Andreas Hoeschen
Director, DAAD London
Marie-Christine Lemardeley President, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
Lord Roger Liddle UK House of Lords, Policy Network
John Peet Europe Editor, The Economist
Martin Porter Managing Director, Edelman ¦ The Centre, Brussels
Michael Shackleton Visiting Professor, University of Maastricht. Former Head of the UK Office of the European Parliament
Philip Souta
Head of UK Public Policy, Clifford Chance LLP 
Janet Zmroczek Head of European Studies, British Library