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COMMENTS 

The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

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 comprehensive information on all aspects of the EU.

Should you want to suggest further items to be added to the collection, or have any other comments or queries, please just email us.


General Information

EUROPA
EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration, including institutions and bodies, departments and services, policies, activities, and citizens’ rights.

EUROPA Documentation Centre
With links to the registers of official documents from EU institutions and bodies, legislation and treaties, statistics and polls, libraries and documentation centres and historical archives, this is your first point of call for documents and resources relating to the European Union.

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. They were created in 1979 for the Parliament's first direct elections. Since then they have been reviewed and rewritten regularly. The Fact Sheets are of use to non-specialists, professionals, officials and students alike whose work relates to European affairs.

European Commission: Policies
Overview of EU activities in all areas, from agriculture to transport.

Glossary
This glossary lists key EU concepts and terms; it is currently being revised given the signing of the Lisbon Treaty.

Votewatch.eu
Votewatch is 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.

EU Select Committee (UK House of Lords)
The European Union Committee of the UK Parliament 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.