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Defining a new political contract for the EU

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

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

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 France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and EU reform

Piet 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

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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.