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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

CFP: PhDs & postdocs

5 October 2010

As a pilot project during the first two years of the Institute’s operation, we will host a doctoral/postdoctoral forum.

We will support two groups of advanced research students per year – PhDs and postdoctoral researchers – to work together to explore common research interests related to Europe or the EU.

We invite proposals from groups of doctoral and/or post-doctoral students, whose lead applicants stem from at least two different departments, preferably different faculties at UCL. Activities may include seminars, workshops, discussion groups and invited guest speakers – or a combination thereof.

Funding of up to £500 per group and year will be available, as well as limited administrative assistance. The deadline for the submission of proposals for the first round is 22 November 2010.

Please download the APPLICATION FORM here.

Proposals should give an account of the topic of the project, its key objectives and its contribution to the study of Europe and the EU. It should outline the proposed activities and a coherent budget outline. In addition, applicants should provide information about previous activities (if any), plans for future activities and the potential, where applicable, of creating a longer-term network at the university. 

For any further details or if you have any queries, please contact us.