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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

Student Blogs

UCL European Institute

Writers of the UCLU European Society's award-winning Eureka Magazine contribute blog entries on Institute events and related topics.


Legacies of European Colonial Slavery
12 March 2014

This joint lecture addressed the issue of how Colonial slavery profoundly shaped modern Europe – in France as well as in Britain.


Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014

The Syrian crisis is not only the world’s largest humanitarian crisis at present, but also Europe’s biggest refugee crisis in twenty years.


EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014

EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations. Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event.


Self-Determination Processes in the EU: The Case of Catalonia 
20 October 2013

Summary and reflection on a UCL European Institute event: This half-day conference assessed the implications of separating from the state by concentrating on the case of Catalonia.


Is this Time Different? The 2014 European Parliament Elections
17 October 2013

Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.