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Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014
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Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Yes, EU immigrants do have a positive impact on public finances

The impact of immigration on Britain’s tax and welfare system is a key element in the debate over the country’s relationship with the EU. Yet contrary to received opinion, research shows that EU immigrants to the UK in fact relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contribute to the financing of public services.
5 November 2014

Prof. Christian Dustman
Dr. Tommaso Frattini
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Starts: Nov 5, 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.