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The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

EI Director Richard Bellamy moves on

3 July 2013

Professor Richard Bellamy, founding Director of the UCL European Institute and Professor of Political Science in the UCL School of Public Policy, has been appointed Director of the Max Weber programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

At the EUI, he shall also be a Professor in Social and Political Sciences, with an affiliation to the Law and History departments. He will take up this position on 1 May 2014, having been granted exceptional leave from UCL in order to do so. The Max Weber Programme is the largest post doctoral programme in the human and social sciences in Europe and possibly internationally, selecting 42 fellows every year from all over the world from more than a 1000 applicants.

This will be Richard Bellamy’s third period at the EUI, having been a researcher there from 1980-82 and a Jean Monnet Fellow in 2000-2001. From September 2013 to 30 April 2014 he will be based at the Hanse Wissenschaft Kolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany, where he will be completing his Leverhulme funded project on A European Republic of States.

Richard's successor at the helm of the European Institute will be Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History at UCL.