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'Highly problematic, to put it mildly'

Deciphering the Conservative Party’s proposals for a new ‘British Bill of Rights’ is not an easy task, as the eight-page policy document is riddled with errors, distortions and imprecise language. What is more, their two main policy aims are highly problematic, argues
Colm O'Cinneide
9 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UK & EU: New Faces, Old Problems?

The row between Britain and its allies that accompanied the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new Commission President was seen by some as an effective short-term tactic from David Cameron. But the ‘Juncker bounce’ was short-lived and left Cameron in a long-term strategic pickle.
Paola Buonadonna
6 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Five lessons of the Juncker Affair

It is now three months since Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the Commission, against the express wishes of the British and Hungarian governments.  What lessons can we draw from this episode about British attitudes to the European Union?
6 October 2014
Prof Michael Shackleton
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Starts: Oct 6, 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


When:

11 February 2014, 5.00pm
Admission Free

Where:

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.

Speakers
  • Rebecca Williams (Oxford)
  • Maximilian Schlote (One Essex Court)
  • Chair: Monica Bhandari (UCL)

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This event is supported by UCL European Institute's Call for Proposals