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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

Promoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge

Publication date: Nov 1, 2012 3:45:00 PM

Start: Nov 1, 2012 5:00:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2012 7:00:00 PM

10 December 2012

When:

10 Dec 2012, 9.00am-12.00pm

Where:
Europe House
32 Smith Square
London SW1P 3EU

Admission strictly by registration only. For RSVP details see below.

Global Transparency

The European Parliament Information Office in London, the Embassy of the United States, London, and UCL European Institute invite you to attend a conference on how the UK, EU and U.S. can work together to promote open and transparent business practices in emerging markets.

The morning conference opens with keynote remarks by Minister Barbara Stephenson, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, London, followed by two panel discussions, both moderated by Shawn Donnan, World News Editor, Financial Times.

The first panel discussion, “Promoting Transparency in Global Investment,” will focus on successful efforts to promote transparency. The second panel discussion, “U.S., UK and EU Transparency Efforts: how and where they can converge” will review American, British and European Union government perspectives. 


 SCHEDULE:
08.30 Buffet Breakfast
09.00 Welcome by European Parliament Office
09.05 Keynote remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Barbara Stephenson
09.15
Panel Discussion 1: Promoting Transparency in global investment
  Karina Litvack (Head of Governance & Sustainable Investment, F&C Asset Management)
  Diarmid O'Sullivan, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  Tom Burgis, former FT West Africa correspondent / USAID Speaker
  Q&A Session
 10.15  Tea Break
10.30
Panel Discussion 2: U.S., UK & EU transparency efforts; how & where they can converge
  Arlene McCarthy MEP, Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  Michael C Camuñez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  Dr. Ioannis Lianos (UCL) Director of Centre for Law, Economics & Society; Co-Director Institute of Global Law
   Q&A Session
 11.15  Concluding remarks by Shawn Donnan

RSVP | Please email Agnieszka.PIELA@ext.ec.europa.eu


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European Parliament LondonPromoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge