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The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat
process has created a new set of political and
institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of
the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Promoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge
Publication date: Nov 1, 2012 3:45:00 PM
Nov 1, 2012 5:00:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2012 7:00:00 PM
10 December 2012
10 Dec 2012, 9.00am-12.00pm
Admission strictly by registration only. For RSVP details see below.
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.
|09.00||Welcome by European Parliament Office|
|09.05||Keynote remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Barbara Stephenson|
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|
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
Concluding remarks by Shawn Donnan
RSVP | Please email Agnieszka.PIELA@ext.ec.europa.eu