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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Recovering Overpaid tax: The Shifting role of the ECJ
Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 4:48:03 PM
Start: Feb 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Britain & Europe Series. 11 February 2014
11 February 2014, 5.00pm
Faculty of Laws
The San Giorgio principle is now well established – where tax has been levied contrary to the rules of EU law, the taxpayer has a right to recover the tax paid. This is a consequence of and an adjunct to the rights conferred on individuals by the EU provisions prohibiting those charges in the first place. What is less clear is the changing role of the ECJ in relation to overpaid tax cases further to this principle. The speakers will consider two aspects of the shifting role of the ECJ.
Part of our Britain & Europe Series.
For further information, see our online bibliography, references and resources page set up specifically for this seminar.
- Rebecca Williams (Oxford)
- Maximilian Schlote (One Essex Court)
- Chair: Monica Bhandari (UCL)
This event is supported by UCL European Institute's Call for Proposals