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The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
19 March 2015 More...
Starts: Mar 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to
the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to
set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...
Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for
and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...
Starts: Jan 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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
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.
Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.