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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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Macmillan, Heath, Wilson and Europe: What did they do for us? Or did they just do for us?


4 October 2012

Sir Stephen Wall, formerly the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU and subsequently Tony Blair’s EU adviser, draws for this debate on his most recent book examining British politics towards the European Community from the late 1950s to the late 1970s. His discussant, Gill Bennett, former chief Historian of the FCO provides some in depth insights.


Sir Stephen Wall from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Gill Bennett from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Macmillan, Heath, Wilson and Europe: What did they do for us? Or did they just do for us? (Total Lecture) from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


  • Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council, formerly the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU
  • Discussant: Gill Bennett, former chief Historian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chair: Professor Richard Bellamy, UCL School of Public Policy


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