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The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
19 March 2015 More...
Starts: Mar 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to
the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to
set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...
Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for
and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...
Starts: Jan 20, 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: