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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

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