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From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 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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