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What precisely is the Greek government’s mandate?

Kira Gartzou, research assistant in European Studies, analyses the differences in views expressed by Syriza towards Europe, and in particular Germany, during its winning electoral campaign, and the views now portrayed in Syriza’s party newspaper since coming to power in January 2015. What implications may this have for the future of Greek negotiations with creditor institutions, and what is actually the mandate of the Greek government?
Dr. Kira Gartzou
25 June 2015 More...

Starts: Jun 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

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

The case for an EU referendum

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

EU-US Trade negotiations

UCL European Institute

This section provides background material and references on the EU-US trade and investment negotiations, covering inter alia investment protection.

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE RESOURCES

I. Introductory materials
II. Common Commercial Policy
  • K De Gucht, ‘The implications of the Lisbon Treaty for EU Trade policy’, paper presented at S&D seminar on EU Trade Policy, Oporto, 8 October 2010.
  • P Eeckhout, EU External Relations Law (2nd edn, OUP 2011)
    --- Policies: chapter 10, ‘Competence in matters of commercial policy’, p 439.
  • D Kleimann, ‘Taking Stock: EU Common Commercial Policy in the Lisbon Era’, CEPS Working Document No 345, April 2011
  • M Krajewski, “The Reform of the Common Commercial Policy” in A Biondi, P Eeckhout and S Ripley (eds), EU Law After Lisbon (OUP 2012) 292.
  • R Leas-Arcas, ‘The European Union’s Trade and Investment Policy after the Treaty of Lisbon’ (2010) 11:4 Journal of World Investment and Trade 463.
III. EU-US trade relations and the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
IV. Selected News Items