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16 March: Facebook live discussion with Jyrki Katainen on the future of Europe

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Join the Jyrki Katainen – Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness – for a Facebook Live discussion on Thursday 16 March at 14h CET.

“We don’t want to dictate what is the #FutureOfEurope. We have to strengthen national ownership to the EU project.” – Jyrki Katainen

Start asking your questions about the Future of Europe, the #CircularEconomy, #investEU, #EUdefence and more.

Agreement on portability of online content services in EU

creating_a_digital_single_market_2Europeans 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.

A factsheet and leaflet on the portability of online content services are available.

 

The Brexit Case: The Reasoning, Implications and Potential Consequences of the High Court’s Judgment

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).

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This post is by Dr Robert Brett Taylor. It is an expanded version of his note that appeared in the Press & Journal on Friday 4 November 2016.

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 [2016] 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 Volunteer Vacancies

EUAVEU 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:

 

 

Law School Blog Articles on Brexit

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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.

 

Stay up to date on European Court of Justice decisions with the CVRIA app

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Do you need to stay up to date on the work of the Court of Justice of the European Union? This handy app provides easy access to the latest decisions of the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal, as well as the latest press releases.

Download app:
iOS / Android

Free Access to National Library of Scotland Digital Collections

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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:

Brill

Humanities International Complete

JSTOR

The NLS also has a web page with resources relating to the European Union and the forthcoming referendum.

So if you live in Scotland , why not register for free and have a browse?

Impartial Information on EU referendum

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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.

U-Multirank: Compare Universities based on Ranking Criteria

logo_startseiteThe EU-funded project U-Multirank has published its third and largest global ranking, helping students, teachers and employers to make the right choice about universities from more than 90 countries. U-Multirank is the first global ranking that allows people to compare universities according to a broad mix of criteria: research performance, teaching and learning, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. This year’s ranking shows that European universities lead the world in regional engagement but can still do more. This was a central issue in the European Commission’s recent consultation on the modernisation of higher education: only one fifth of the more than 1,400 respondents considered that universities play a strong role in national or regional innovation, while three-quarters strongly supported more EU level cooperation in this field. The project is funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, which will allow more than four million young Europeans to study, work, train and volunteer in another country between 2014 and 2020.