Influencing the European Green Deal and Industrial Strategy: Leaders and Laggards among Small EU States

David Gow, Editor of Sceptical.scot, assesses the strategies which smaller EU member states use to influence EU industrial and green strategy. Focusing on success stories like Finland and Denmark, he outlines important lessons for Scotland.  This blog is part of our project on ‘Small States in the EU’ with the Scottish Centre on European Relations.  Towards the end of its six-month EU presidency, in late … Continue reading Influencing the European Green Deal and Industrial Strategy: Leaders and Laggards among Small EU States

Brexit is a golden opportunity for British fishing

In June 2017 the UCL European Institute hosted a public discussion on the impact of Brexit on fisheries and maritime policy. Aaron Brown, a skipper from pro-Brexit campaign group Fishing for Leave, was one of the speakers. Here, he outlines why Brexit could be a boon for UK fishermen, coastal communities and the wider economy. He stresses, however, that it is down to the government … Continue reading Brexit is a golden opportunity for British fishing

Managing the new parliament: some challenges for Theresa May’s minority government

The unexpected election result leaves the Conservatives seeking to establish a minority government, with support from the Democratic Unionist Party’s ten MPs. With fewer than half the seats in the House of Commons, and barely more than half when adding the DUP, Theresa May’s new government will face many additional challenges in parliament. UCL Constitution Unit Director Meg Russell explores some of the clearest examples. Following … Continue reading Managing the new parliament: some challenges for Theresa May’s minority government

Fighting the EU referendum online: strategies, frames and successes

Simon Usherwood, Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe, and Katharine Wright, Research Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe, argue that social media campaigning will be crucial to the outcome of the Brexit referendum. New research shows us what in and out groups are saying online. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s first guest editor week on openDemocracy. As in all aspects of modern … Continue reading Fighting the EU referendum online: strategies, frames and successes