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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

EU Climate Policy 2008-12: An Insider’s View

Publication date: Feb 05, 2013 10:10 AM

Start: Feb 07, 2013 05:00 PM
End: Feb 07, 2013 09:00 PM

7 February 2013

7 February 2013, 5.00pm

Archaeology G6 LT
31-34 Gordon Square,
London WC1H 0PY

This event is free, no registration required


Andy Lebrecht was the UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU from 2008 until 2012.  In this role he represented the UK at the weekly negotiations in the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) and advised Ministers attending Council of Ministers’ meetings negotiating legislation on inter alia environment, energy, internal market, fisheries and social/employment policy.  He will talk about the evolution of EU climate policy from the triumphant “20/20 climate and energy package” of 2008 to the more cautious approach today, illustrating the complexities of EU negotiation and some of the “dark arts” that need to be practised in order to secure successful outcomes for the UK.

This event is part of the School of Public Policy Seminar Series