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In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
EMU Governance, EU citizenship and public procurement
Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19 AM
Start: Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Britain & Europe Series. 18 March 2014
A joint seminar by UCL and the UK Association for European Law (UKAEL), which will introduce and discuss the UK FIDE reports 2014.
Please visit Eventbrite to register
UCL Faculty of Laws
1-2 Endsleigh Street
London WC1H 0EG
This seminar will be divided into two parts:
|Part I (from 5.30pm-6.30pm):|
Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges
UK Rapporteurs: Thomas Horsley, University of Liverpool
Stephanie Reynolds, University of Liverpool
Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes
UK Rapporteur: Brian Doherty, Northern Ireland Executive
|Part II (from 6.45pm-8.00pm):|
Panel discussion on Britain & the Eurozone (FIDE topic: The Economic and
UK Rapporteurs: Professor Piet Eeckhout, UCL Laws
Dr Michael Waibel, University of Cambridge
|Chaired by Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC, City University and President, UKAEL|
Refreshments on arrival, followed by a drinks reception
Guests are welcome to attend both parts of the seminar or simply one.
This event is accredited with 2 CPD points for the SRA, accreditation by the BSB is pending.
The UK Association for European Law brings together all those across the UK with an interest in European Union law. Through lectures, conferences and other events it promotes a better understanding of EU law, UKAEL encourages debate and discussion on current issues.
UKAEL is the UK branch of FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen), the International Federation for European Law. FIDE is an international umbrella organisation that unites various national associations for European law. At present FIDE has 29 member organisations.
Its next Congress takes place on 28-31 May 2014 in Copenhagen.
About the Series Britain & Europe
The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. The UCL 'Britain and Europe' seminar series examines the relationship between the United Kingdom, and both the European Union and the Council of Europe. The aim of the series is to discuss important policy issues, with a special focus on their legal dimension. Topics to be addressed include the EU referendum, immigration, human rights, competition policy and taxation.