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60 years on from the Treaty of Rome, the idea of Europe is more important than ever

60 years ago this Saturday, the leaders of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany, the Netherlands and Italy gathered in the Palazzo dei Conservatori to sign the Treaty of Rome; it was the Treaty which created the European Economic Community (EEC), which itself paved the way for the European Union (EU).  As […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Studying in the EU

In the early hours of the 24th June, as the votes from the final constituencies across the United Kingdom were tallied, the reality dawned that a majority of the electorate had voiced their desire to formally withdraw from the European Union. Throughout the referendum campaign, university leaders in the UK […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The EU & the Olympic Games

Sports fanatics are having quite the summer with the 2016 Euros and other major international events.  Our next dose of large-scale summer sporting entertainment will begin next Friday, when the Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With more than 10,000 athletes competing and an expected potential worldwide audience […]

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Personal reflections of a break-up

‘All has changed, changed utterly…. A terrible beauty is born..’ Just 10 days after what is fair to say, has been the single biggest political shock of my lifetime at and I find myself still with a sense of both profound personal and professional shock and sadness.  In a role […]

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