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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

Student Blogs

UCL European Institute

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


Legacies of European Colonial Slavery
12 March 2014

This joint lecture addressed the issue of how Colonial slavery profoundly shaped modern Europe – in France as well as in Britain.


Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014

The Syrian crisis is not only the world’s largest humanitarian crisis at present, but also Europe’s biggest refugee crisis in twenty years.


EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014

EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations. Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event.


Self-Determination Processes in the EU: The Case of Catalonia 
20 October 2013

Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event: This half-day conference assessed the implications of separating from the state by concentrating on the case of Catalonia.


Is this Time Different? The 2014 European Parliament Elections
17 October 2013

Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.