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COMMENTS 

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014
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Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Yes, EU immigrants do have a positive impact on public finances

The impact of immigration on Britain’s tax and welfare system is a key element in the debate over the country’s relationship with the EU. Yet contrary to received opinion, research shows that EU immigrants to the UK in fact relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contribute to the financing of public services.
5 November 2014

Prof. Christian Dustman
Dr. Tommaso Frattini
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Starts: Nov 5, 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 John Birch, Chair of the UCL SSEES Advisory Board and former UK ambassador to Hungary.

  • Dominic Brett, Head of Public Affairs, European Parliament Office in the UK
  • Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice Provost International
  • Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society Institute Brussels
  • Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform
  • George Krawietz, 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, General Manager, Edelman Brussels
  • Magda Raczynska, Head of Literature, Polish Cultural Institute London
  • Michael Shackleton, Visiting Professor, University of Maastricht. Former Head of the European Parliament Office in the UK
  • Philip Souta, Head of UK Public Policy, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Janet Zmroczek, Head of European Studies, British Library
  • Quentin Peel, Senior Fellow, Chatham House and former Foreign Editor, The Financial Times