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Executive Director’s Brexit Blog: ‘#Presidentielle2017- Constructing the context of Brexit’

Aberjhani, the American author, poet, and historian, has said of elections that: “When we vote, we participate in the construction of a context”. I can’t help but think that over the next five months, in the latest in a series of critical elections, European citizens will construct the context of […]

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Executive Director’s Brexit Blog: ‘B-Day in Brussels’

“So, here it is, six pages: the notification from Prime Minister Theresa May, triggering Article 50 and formally starting the negotiations of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.” These were the words spoken by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, confirming that the ‘Dear Donald,’ letter had […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – 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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