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In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
POLICY BRIEFING 1: Referendum (EU Act 2011)
brief discusses the changes brought about by the EU Act 2011, in
relation to Britain’s position in and attitude towards, the European
Union. It considers in particular:
POLICY BRIEFING 2: European Convention on Human Rights
brief considers key aspects of the debate on the European Convention
on Human Rights (ECHR) and British membership thereof. It highlights in particular:
POLICY BRIEFING 3: The Single Market
policy briefing discusses key issues in the governance of the single
market and the relevance of the Balance of Competences Review on the
single market, released by the UK government in July 2013. It
POLICY BRIEFING 4: European Economic and Monetary Union
This briefing considers the governance of economic and monetary union (EMU). In particular, it explores:
POLICY BRIEFING 5: Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights
This policy briefing discusses key practical aspects
of refugee protection, as well as questions of racism and xenophobia in
Europe. In particular, it addresses:
POLICY BRIEFING 6: The Margin of Appreciation
POLICY BRIEFING 7: EU Social Policy
In recent years, the European social model has faced unprecedented challenges, such as increasing austerity in public spending, severe welfare cuts, and rising youth unemployment. This policy briefing provides an overview of: