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COMMENTS 

The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Designing Environmental Protection in the European Union

Publication date: Feb 6, 2013 4:56:48 PM

Start: Feb 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: Feb 25, 2013 2:00:00 PM

25 February 2013

When
25 February 2013, 1.00-2.00pm

Where
Room B15
UCL Anatomy Building
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT

SPP-Rubin

The implementation of regulatory policy is central to protecting our environment and our natural resources.  Whether businesses comply with environmental regulations depends heavily on the design and enforcement of such regulations.  The European Union has long had a reputation for high standards coupled with flexible enforcement that makes for more cooperative compliance, but some scholars argue that the European Union’s system of checks and balances and its expansion of judicially-enforceable rights are leading its policies down a path of legalistic and rigid enforcement standards.  I examine these claims and what they mean for the future of environmental protection in the European Union and beyond.

Speaker: Dr Colin Provost (UCL SPP)

This presentation is part of the Environmental Sustainability Topic Lunch Series run by Green UCL.

To register, please visit Eventbrite