Explainers

Professor Hussein Kassim
The European Commission

What is the European Commission, and why was it created? When people talk about ‘Brussels’ or ‘Eurocrats’,…

Professor Hussein Kassim 4 May 2016
Dr N. Piers Ludlow
The history of the EU: the European name game

One of the confusing aspects of the European integration process has been the constantly evolving names of…

Dr N. Piers Ludlow 20 April 2016
Professor Iain Begg
Macroeconomic surveillance and coordination

What is it and why are constraints on national economic policy-making needed? When countries become closely integrated…

Professor Iain Begg 19 April 2016
Dr Katie Boyle
What are the consequences for human rights if we change our relationship with the EU?

Europe consists of two separate legal systems, each of which has a separate human rights framework: the…

Dr Katie Boyle 13 April 2016
Various
A guide to the EU budget

In a new report and accompanying interactive online tool out today IFS researchers provide an explanation of how the…

Various 6 April 2016 ,
Professor Damian Chalmers
Losing citizenship and democratic authority in Europe

The EU will continue to be perceived as authoritarian until it reforms its relationship with national citizenship…

Professor Damian Chalmers 25 March 2016 ,
Professor Simon Hix
The European Parliament 

The European Parliament is the only ‘directly elected’ EU institution – Table 1 shows the number of…

Professor Simon Hix 8 March 2016
Professor Hussein Kassim
The European Council – the who, what, where, how and why

What is the European Council? The European Council is the EU’s supreme political authority and its key…

Professor Hussein Kassim 18 February 2016

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