22 January, Chatham House, London: Europe's Asylum and Migration Crisis
Chatham House is organising a panel discussion to examine EU border and migration management policies and consider what actions could be taken to prevent further fatalities and to safeguard the rights of asylum seekers. The debate is organized after the end of the Italian naval operation Mare Nostrum and the UK’s withdrawal of support for search and rescue operations and amid concerns that the situation in the Mediterranean may deteriorate. Confirmed speakers for the event include: John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International, Professor Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary University of London,Sue Le Mesurier,International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
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26 January, London: EU and Ukraine – life after the Eastern Partnership
The European Council for Foreign Relations, a think-thank, is hosting a keynote intervention by Lithuania's Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius. He is expected to speak about the crisis in Ukraine, how developments there have affected the EU's Eastern Partnership and how the EU, Ukraine and Russia can find a political settlement to the conflict.
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26 January, City University London – Benefits and EU Law: the law behind the story
The Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK, Jackie Minor will participate in a panel discussion on benefits and EU law. The other panellists are: Professor Damian Chalmers, LSE, Professor Panos Koutrakos, City University host, Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne, University of Edinburgh and Professor Philippa Watson, City Law School and Essex Court Chambers.
26-30 January, King's College London – Europe and the World: internal and external challenges
The European Society at King's College is organising a week of panel discussions to examine various challenges that the EU is facing. The topics range from modern security threats to the transatlantic trade negotiations with the US and if East-West migration is leading to a brain drain.
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29 January, Edinburgh: Scottish Capital Investment and Infrastructure: Delivery, opportunities, excellence
Jonathan Taylor, vice-president of the European Investment Bank (EIB) will take part in a seminar on capital investment and infrastructure in Scotland, organised by MacKay Hannah, a public policy consultancy. In 2013 the EIB engagement in the UK totalled GBP 4.5 billion – the Bank's largest engagement in the country. For example, Strathclyde University received a GBP 90 million loan to build a technology and innovation centre and refurbish the campus.
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30 January, Chatham House, London: Towards Common Supervision in the Eurozone: Implications for the ‘Euro Outs’ and Potential for Cooperation
Chatham House is organising a workshop that will discuss common supervision in Europe, assess the current state of play and future developments of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), and look at the implications, both economic and political. It will examine in particular the implications for those EU members not initially participating in the banking union, and therefore not fully part of the decision-making process. Confirmed speakers include: Dr Andreas Dombret,Deutsche Bundesbank, Megan Butler,Prudential Regulation Authority, Adam Farkas, European Banking Authority, Olivier Guersent, European Commission directorate-general Internal Market and Services, Jens Lundager, National Bank of Denmark and Richard Woolhouse, British Bankers’ Association.
The event will be held under Chatham House rules.
It is supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK.
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2 February, LSE London: A stress test of the welfare state
The European Institute at the London School of Economics is hosting a public talk by Professor Tito Boeri on how social systems in Europe coped with the latest economic crisis and if they managed to reduce poverty during the economic downturn. Professor Boeri is currently Professor of Economics and Dean for Research at Bocconi University, Milan. The event is free and open to all, no registration is required. Places are distributed on a first come first served basis.
10 February, Houses of Parliament, London: UK and EU attitudes towards Eastern Partnership
The Foreign Policy centre is organising a series of debates on the EU's relationship with its eastern neighbours (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine) and the future of the Eastern Partnership. The debates will examine both the EU's objectives in the region and how Europe is perceived by these countries. Confirmed speakers for the first seminar are: John Whittingdale,MP, Gemma Doyle, MP (chair), Dr Kataryna Wolczuk, Birmingham University and Edward Lucas, The Economist.
The series is supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK.
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