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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...
Starts: 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 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: 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 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Does Britain have a Future in the EU?
23 October 2012
See below for videos and images from the discussion organised by UCLU European Society, the Young European Movement London, London Liberal Youth, the Young Conservative Europe Group, Compass Youth and supported by UCL European Institute.
The debate sought to promote a genuine cross-party dialogue that went beyond partisan point scoring; it's aim was to investigate the possibility of cross-party cooperation on Britain’s EU policy, and explore the nature of British involvement in the European project at large.
- Robert Buckland MP: Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the EU)
- Emma Reynolds MP: Labour Shadow Minister for Europe
- Martin Horwood MP: Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on International Affairs)
Chairs: Kira Huju (Chair, YEM London) and John Wastnage (Chair, YEM UK)
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.
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