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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Opportunity: PhD workshop on the Eurozone Crisis

24 May 2013

A workshop on 13-14 June with PhD students from UCL, Yale and a select number of other universities, as well as some of the most important academic scholars currently working on the topic.

The European Institute is currently running a year-long project funded by the European Commission Representation in London on the Eurozone crisis and its implications for the democratic standards of the EU and its Member States.

As part of the series, we are offering PhD students the opportunity to discuss the topic with key scholars currently working on the topic, including Fritz Scharpf (Emeritus MPfG), Philippe van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain), Richard Bellamy (UCL European Institute), Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Oxford) and others.

  • Very limited spaces are still available for PhD students with relevant research interests.
  • Email us with a short outline of your work and background to apply. Deadline: 29 May 2013.
  • All costs will be covered.

The workshop will be followed by two public panel discussions with academics and political commentators. 

European Commission Representation

Part of a year-long project grant from the European Commission Representation in the UK to debate the Eurozone crisis and its effect on the democratic standards of the EU.