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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

Britain and Europe

UCL European Institute

The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. As part of a year-long project at UCL, which examines the relationship between the United Kingdom and both the EU and the Council of Europe, we are collating up to date information on a range of important policy issues.

The series is convened by Prof Piet Eeckhout and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws). It is run by UCL Laws in association with the UCL European Institute and the UCL Institute for Human Rights. The series has received generous support from the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.


BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Browse our extensive lists of bibliography, online resources and policy briefs on the following specialist subjects:

  1. EU Referendum
  2. Human Rights
  3. The Single Market
  4. Tax
  5. EU-US Trade Relations
  6. EMU governance, EU citizenship, procurement
  7. The Margin of Appreciation

POLICY BRIEFINGS

Click here to download policy briefs of the key topics covered by the project.


COMMENTS

Lord Sumption's attack on Strasbourg: More than Political Rhetoric?
We all agree that judges, in promoting the values of democracy and human rights, must not usurp the functions of parliament. But Lord Sumption’s attack on the Strasbourg Court was based on question-begging arguments that failed to address the substance of the issues involved.
Dr George Letsas
December 2013


EVENTS

The project is based on a series of seminars that take place during 2013-14.

Upcoming Events

To be announced shortly


Previous events


EMU Governance, EU citizenship and public procurement
18 March 2014


'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act 2011
8 October 2013


An International Bill of Rights of Man: Where Next?
31 October 2013


The Single Market & liberalisation, harmonisation and mutual recognition: Time to rethink the balance of competences between the EU and the member states?
27 November 2013


Recovering Overpaid tax: The Shifting role of the ECJ
11 February 2014


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


Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe to speak on Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014