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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
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
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
Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
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.
Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.