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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


UCL European Institute

The UCLU European Society is home to both undergraduate and postgraduate students from all backgrounds who are passionate about themes related to European society, politics and culture.

A hub for different kinds of intellectual and social activities, it is also one of the best known student societies at UCL. Run by a committee of students, it aspires to be a real nucleus for critical social and political thought within and beyond the borders of the University.


The UCLU European Society aims to foster an interest in the developing idea of “Europe” amongst UCL’s diverse, international body of students. Apart from the stimulating intellectual atmosphere, EuroSoc is renowned for its friendly and familiar community where members can connect with like-minded students from all over the world in an informal environment.

EuroSoc edits its own magazine (EUREKA) and organizes regular events.

For more details, see visit their website.