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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

Jean Monnet grant finalised

1 November 2013

31 October 2013
Having just submitted the final report for the year-long grant we had received under the Jean Monnet Programme, Information and Research Activities, it's time for a review.


Part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme, the Jean Monnet Information and Research Activities action is specifically directed at Higher Education Institutions working to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the process of European integration.

Our ambitious programme for 2012-13, funded under this action, has included the continuation of our core events series - such as the Belgian Ambassador's Salon Series, this time looking at the role of European Bioethics Councils; our EU Public Policy Series, including a lecture and masterclass with Professor Christian Joerges (Hertie School of Government); the second edition of our annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights in Europe held with the European Parliament Office in the UK; and an events cycle co-organised with UCLU's European Society, for example on Britain's relationship with the European Union.

We were also breaking new ground, developing European-specific links under UCL's new Collaborative with US-university Yale, for example with our workshop with Yale Professor Seyla Benhabib. Other highlights included an public meeting with then French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Staff, junior researchers and guest contributors wrote 13 commentary pieces for us, with two working papers adding in-depth analyses on current issues in European integration.

All of the above we highlighted on our revamped website and burgeoning social media accounts. See our Media Gallery for the video recordings of our events, which were attended by 1,600 people and viewed online by (thus far) 10,600+.

For details and further information, please contact us.

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