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"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014

Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The Eighth European Parliament: More Politicisation

Despite “shocks” & “earthquakes” that took place at the national level, the European Parliament remains mainly pro-EU. Why did the rise of Eurosceptics not make more of an impact, and what do the results mean for the 8th European Parliament?
Alexander Katsaitis
27 May 2014 More...

Starts: May 27, 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