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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

Promoting Global Transparency: A Transatlantic Challenge

Publication date: Nov 01, 2012 03:45 PM

Start: Nov 01, 2012 05:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2012 07:00 PM

10 December 2012


10 Dec 2012, 9.00am-12.00pm

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. 

08.30 Buffet Breakfast
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
  Q&A Session
 10.15  Tea Break
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