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The Spitzenkandidat process and its implications for the UK in the EU

The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat process has created a new set of political and institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

Resources


EU RESOURCE AREA
Resource Area
A comprehensive directory of existing online resources for the study of the European Union, including legislation, official documents, statistics, journals, institutions, archives and the media.
Britain and the EU Comments
Britain & EU

A resource collection first generated in 2014 with links to policy briefings, legislation, case law, and literature on key topics of the UK-EU relationship.

Comments half

Commentaries, opinions and analyses by UCL staff and guest contributors on current developments and long-standing research questions. 

Student Blogs
Publications
Blogs half

Editors of the UCLU European Society's award-winning Eureka Magazine contribute blog entries on Institute events and related topics.

Publications half

In-house publications for download, including short edited volumes, policy briefs and working papers from UCL and external scholars.