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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Post-Yugoslav Film Fesival

To commemorate the great Yugoslav actor Bekim Fehmiu, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European studies and the UCL European Institute organised a two day festival of (post) Yugoslav cinema. Award-winning film-makers Rajko Grlic, Goran Paskaljevic, Mila Turajlic, Jasmila Zbanic, Veton Nurkollari were invited as representative of film making in countries of former Yugoslavia. After the screening, they shared the stage with Veton Nurkollari (Artistic Director, Prizren Documentary Film Festival), Dr Vlastimir Sudar (University of the Arts) and Dr Bojan Aleksov (SSEES).