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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

European Institute awarded a European Commission Jean Monnet grant

6 July 2012

The European Institute has been awarded a new year-long grant from the Jean Monnet Programme, Information and Research Activities. Part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme, this 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 next year will include the continuation of established events series - such as the Belgian Ambassador's Salon Series; our EU Public Policy Series; the annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights in Europe held with the European Parliament Office in the UK; or an events cycle to be co-organised with UCLU's European Society. We are also breaking new ground, developing European-specific links under UCL's new Collaborative with US-university Yale, among other exciting prospects.

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