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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

Designing Environmental Protection in the European Union

Publication date: Feb 06, 2013 04:56 PM

Start: Feb 25, 2013 01:00 PM
End: Feb 25, 2013 02:00 PM

25 February 2013

25 February 2013, 1.00-2.00pm

Room B15
UCL Anatomy Building
Gower Street


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