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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
Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is
everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark,
Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk
serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...
Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
EU Resource Area
This section of our website provides you with a comprehensive overview of existing online resources for the study of the European Union, as well as a directory of relevant institutions, libraries and archives. Please visit the subject heading links on the right to view full details. Should you want to suggest further items to be added to the collection, or have any other comments or queries, please just email us.
EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides coverage of EU affairs and information institutions and bodies, departments and services, policies, activities, and citizens’ rights.
Fact sheets on the European Union
The Fact Sheets provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament's contribution to that process.
How the EU works
A very general introduction to the EU and its institutions.
European Commission: Policies
Overview of EU activities in all areas, from agriculture to transport.
All details on EU financial programming and budgets.
This glossary lists key EU concepts and terms; it is still being revised following the signing of the Lisbon Treaty.
An electronic directory of managers and services in the EU institutions, bodies and agencies. Find what you want in any of the EU's official languages.
This is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, and the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 23 EU languages plus Serbian. It is managed by the Publications Office.
An independent website set up to promote better debates and greater transparency in EU decision-making by providing easy access to, and analysis of, the political decisions and activities of the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers.
Fact Check EU
FactcheckEU is a crowd-checking platform set up to monitor the quality and veracity of political debate. Users can upload statements and verify them alongside the FactcheckEU team.
Get involved in European policy-making
This site has details on the European Citizens' Initiative, Public consultations, Petitions to the European Parliament, the Commission at Work, and Formal complaints.
A network of centres, which aim to act as an interface between the EU and its citizens at local level. They help with general questions on virtually every aspect of Europe and put you in touch with relevant specialist services if required.
Enterprise Europe Network
The network brings together 570 business support organisations from 45 countries, including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies.
The EU in the UK
European Commission Representation in the UK
The representation provides background briefings and comment for the media, report back to Brussels on developments in the UK and provide information about the EU.
European Parliament Office in the UK
Information on the EP's work, including through dissemination, publications, press briefings, teaching resources. The site also has a directory of UK MEPs.
EU Select Committee (UK House of Lords)
The Committee considers EU documents and other EU-related matters in advance of decisions being taken on them. This website offers news, publications and comments relating to the work of the Committee.
European Scrutiny Committee (UK House of Commons)
The Committee assesses the legal and/or political importance of draft EU legislation deposited in Parliament by the Government. This website offers news, publications and comments relating to the work of the Committee.
The European Parliament in the UK has created a listing of teaching material and resources suitable for use by teachers in the UK, or those teaching a British curriculum abroad.