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'Highly problematic, to put it mildly'

Deciphering the Conservative Party’s proposals for a new ‘British Bill of Rights’ is not an easy task, as the eight-page policy document is riddled with errors, distortions and imprecise language. What is more, their two main policy aims are highly problematic, argues
Colm O'Cinneide
9 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UK & EU: New Faces, Old Problems?

The row between Britain and its allies that accompanied the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new Commission President was seen by some as an effective short-term tactic from David Cameron. But the ‘Juncker bounce’ was short-lived and left Cameron in a long-term strategic pickle.
Paola Buonadonna
6 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Five lessons of the Juncker Affair

It is now three months since Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the Commission, against the express wishes of the British and Hungarian governments.  What lessons can we draw from this episode about British attitudes to the European Union?
6 October 2014
Prof Michael Shackleton
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Starts: Oct 6, 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.