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Defining a new political contract for the EU

The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
19 March 2015 More...

Starts: Mar 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and EU reform

Piet Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...

Starts: Jan 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations

Britain & Europe Series
EU Commissioner Karel de Gucht addressed the benefits of EU membership when it comes to international trade negotiations. He spoke about the EU's trade agenda, and what has been achieved over the last four years. He also updated us on the current EU-US trade and investment negotiations.


EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


About the speaker: Karel de Gucht is the European Commissioner for Trade since 2010. Previously, he was Commissioner for Development & Humanitarian Aid (2009-10) and Belgium's Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004-09). He was a member of the European Parliament (1995-99) and a member of the Flemish Parliament (for the Flemish Liberals and Democrats, VLD), 1999-2003.

As Commissioner for Trade, his role includes work on the Doha trade round and the conclusion of free Trade Agreements, coordinating the Trans-Atlantic Economic Council with the US and the High Level Economic Dialogue with China, and strengthening economic relations with other strategic trade partners.

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