Please be aware that due to the adverse weather conditions, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Taylor Library and Medical Library will all be closing at 5pm today.
*The Macrobert Building will be open as normal for anyone wishing to study on campus after 5pm*
Join the Jyrki Katainen – Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness – for a Facebook Live discussion on Thursday 16 March at 14h CET.
Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the EU, following an agreement reached by negotiators from the European Parliament, Member States and the European Commission. This is the first step in the modernisation of EU copyright rules proposed by the Commission in its Digital Single Market strategy.
The future regulation will enable consumers to access their online content services when they travel in the EU the same way they access them at home. The new rules will become applicable in all EU Member States by the beginning of 2018, giving the providers nine months to prepare for the application of the new rules.
EuroparlTV have produced a new video explaining that Asylum reform, tax scandals, terrorism, digital borders and energy and climate will be high on the agenda for MEPs in 2017. Have a look at the video below or find it and the transcript on the EuroparlTV site.
Another interesting article from the Law School on the High Court’s Judgement in ‘the Brexit case’. This one by Dr. Robert Brett Taylor, is an expanded version of a piece that appeared in last Friday’s Press and Journal (04/11/16).
Following the decision of 52% of the UK electorate to exit the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May has been steadfast in her belief that the power to initiate the UK’s exit from the EU lay with the Government under the ‘royal prerogative’ and not with Parliament. On Thursday 3 November 2016, however, the High Court of Justice in England gave its highly anticipated judgment in the Brexit Case (R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union  EWHC 2768 (Admin)), ruling that the UK Government must seek parliamentary approval before exiting the EU. This blog post will briefly outline the reasoning of the High Court in reaching its decision, as…
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EU Aid Volunteers is a European Commission initiative that brings volunteers together with aid organisations from across the world, opening up opportunities for EU citizens to provide support to a variety of humanitarian aid projects. Training is provided and there are opportunities to work both in the field and online.
Applications are now being accepted and you can browse a list of vacancies here.
For lots more information have a look at the official page. In the meantime though here is a video testimonial from a former volunteer in South Sudan:
Staff in the University of Aberdeen Law School have produced a couple of blog posts discussing some of the wider implications of Brexit. See below for links.
Jonathan Fitchen has written a piece entitled Brexit and EU private international law: cross-border judgments – unintended consequences
and Scott Styles has written What is sufficient to constitute an Article 50 decision to leave the EU?
There are many more interesting articles on this blog so do check it out.
Did you know that you can register with The National Library of Scotland to access a wide range of licensed digital collections? Provided your main address is in Scotland you can use many of these digital collections from any computer meaning you do not have to make a special trip to the NLS in Edinburgh.
You can use these digital collections to do subject searches.
So for anyone interested in the EU and the referendum, for example, three resources could be of interest:
So if you live in Scotland , why not register for free and have a browse?
A free ebook entitled Britain’s Decision: Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, has been published by the Centre on Constitutional Change in collaboration with the David Hume Institute and the Hunter Foundation. The purpose of the publication is to provide answers to voters questions surrounding the referendum. The book identifies 19 key questions and contains chapters written by academics from all over Scotland, including The University of Aberdeen’s Prof. Michael Keating (Politics). You can read the book online/download it here.