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17:30 - 19:00 2 October 2014

EU 2014-2019: new faces, old problems?

Location

AV Hill LectureTheatre 131 | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Christine Reh, UCL, Senior Lecturer in European Politics and Programme Director of the MSc in European Public Policy
Michael Shackleton, Maastricht University, Special Professor in European Institutions, Former Head of the European Parliament Information Office, London
Paola Buonadonna, British Influence, Media Director
Simon Usherwood, University of Surrey, Senior Lecturer

In cooperation with the UCL European Institute

In the run-up to the May 2014 European Parliament elections, pan-European parties—for the first time in history—nominated lead candidates for the post of European Commission President. Against staunch opposition from the UK and Hungary, Europe’s heads of government nominated, and Europe’s parliament subsequently elected, the centre-right candidate Jean-Claude Juncker. This event brings together distinguished experts on European politics, the British media and Euroscepticism to explore the long-term institutional and political consequences of the “Spitzenkandidaten” process. Has the new way of candidate selection changed the EU’s inter-institutional relations by empowering the European Parliament? What are the likely long-term repercussions for (party) politics at the supranational and domestic level? Has Juncker’s nomination increased or decreased the likelihood of EU reform, called for by the British prime minister?


Contact

Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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