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In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.2 June 2015Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.15 May 2015Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Dr Christine RehJanuary 2013
On 23rd January 2013, the UK Prime Minster David Cameron gave a speech in London outlining his pledge for an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the EU to be held before 2018. In this video, Dr. Christine Reh gives her comments on the Prime Minster's speech and the likely political challenges he will face in Europe and the UK.
Dr. Reh Comments on David Cameron's EU Speech from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.
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