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COMMENTS 

The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

In the media: Beecroft Report on employment law compared

22 May 2012

Dr Nicola Countouris (UCL Laws; see his profile here) comments on labour regulation in the UK compared to other countries in the EU in this recent Newsnight programme.

The programme investigates the controversy surrounding the recent leaking of the Beecroft Report on employment law.

Dr Countouris recently wrote a commentary for the European Institute on social policy and law in the EU (Reviving the ‘Social Europe’ Myth – from Ring of Gyges to European Prometheus); subject also of a British Academy-sponsored conference he co-organised this month (Resocialising Europe and the Mutualisation of Risks to Workers), with the support from the European Institute.