Explainers

In-depth explanations of key Brexit issues

Professor Simon Hix
The European Parliament 

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

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…

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Introducing Cameron’s EU red card will have limited impact

The UK government’s proposal for a "red card procedure" for national parliaments to stop EU policy proposals…

10 February 2016
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Do UK MEPs win key positions of power in the European Parliament?

As part of a series on whether the UK is marginalised in the EU, two recent blogs showed…

Professor Steve Peers
Britain’s new deal with Europe explained by EU law expert

Proposals on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union have given British voters a first indication…

Professor Stephen Weatherill
The (absence of) legal significance of ‘ever closer union’

On the 5 January a debate about the UK’s renegotiation of its terms of membership of the EU…

Dr Alan Renwick
What happens if we vote for Brexit?

2016 looks likely to be the year in which voters get to decide whether the UK will…

20 January 2016
Professor Iain Begg
Evolution of EU economic governance – issue 2

The end of the calendar year is always a busy time in the EU’s economic governance cycle…

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