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EU referendum: the view of a UCL clinician-scientist

John Martin, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UCL, argues that scientific advance relies on creativity, cooperation, and financing. To leave the EU would diminish all three, dimming the light of British science in the world and threatening the UK’s future economy. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy. For more on this topic, join the UCL European Institute for its high-level panel discussion EU Membership and UK Science on 12 May.
10 May 2016
John Martin
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Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

‘Eurofog’ of claim and counterclaim on EU membership and UK science

Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy at UCL, recently advised a House of Lords inquiry on the impact of EU membership on UK  science and research. In this post, he discusses the inquiry’s main findings, both expected and unexpected. He also joins a high-level panel to discuss the topic at the UCL European Institute on 12 May 2016.
10 May 2016
Graeme Reid
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Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Something rotten in the state of Czechia?

The Czech Republic has been in the news recently because of its politicians' somewhat quick Celtic campaign to rebrand the country to the world as ‘Czechia’. But among political scientists and businesspeople the country's name has long suffered worst damage than this.
5 May 2016
Dr Sean Hanley
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Starts: May 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Lessons from the Eurozone Crisis


This event took place on the occasion of the report “The Lessons of the Eurozone’s Crisis that Should Shape the EU’s G20 Stance” by Yannos Papantoniou, former Greek Economy, Finance and Defence Minister. Chaired by Martin Dickson, Deputy Editor Financial Times, the discussion included contributions by Edmond Alphandéry, former French Minister of the Economy and Chairman of the Euro50 Group, Friends of Europe Trustee, Giles Merritt, Secretary-General of Friends of Europe and Editor of the policy journal Europe's World, Sir John Gieve, Chairman of VocaLink and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, and Wendy Carlin, Professor of Economics at UCL.