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Brexit: Law and Politics – discussion event in Aberdeen

This free event at Robert Gordon University may be of interest.

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Public Law Brexit Special Issue

Public law Brexit SpecialThe legal journal Public Law has produced a ‘Brexit Special Extra Issue’ featuring nine articles discussing the constitutional implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. This special issue is now available for reference in Taylor Library. The Library also has electronic access to Public Law through the Westlaw UK legal database. University of Aberdeen students and staff can access Westlaw UK via Primo.

Reminder: Public Meeting-Brexit: What Next for the UK and Scotland?

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Just a quick reminder about the public meeting taking place on Thursday the 9th of February at Aberdeen Central Library to discuss what the issues and options are for both Scotland and the UK.

The event is jointly organised by the Centre on Constitutional Change and Europe Direct Aberdeen.

University of Aberdeen Vice-Principle, Margaret Ross, will chair the event. The speakers are:

Professor Paul Beaumont, University of Aberdeen – What Are the Options for Brexit?
Professor Claire Wallace, University of Aberdeen – Migration and Freedom of Movement
Professor Michael Keating  – Options for Scotland
James Bream, Grampian Chamber of Commerce  – What Does Brexit Mean for Business in North East Scotland.

The event itself will run from 6pm – 8pm and coffee and tea will be available from 5:30pm.

For more information and to register for this free event, go to the Eventbrite page.

Public Meeting-Brexit: What Next for the UK and Scotland?

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On Thursday 9th February there will be a public meeting in Aberdeen Central Library to discuss what is at stake and what the options are for Scotland.

The event is jointly organised by the Centre on Constitutional Change and Europe Direct Information Centre Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen Vice-Principle Margaret Ross will chair the event and the speakers and their specific topics will be as follows:

Professor Paul Beaumont, University of Aberdeen – What Are the Options for Brexit?
Professor Claire Wallace, University of Aberdeen – Migration and Freedom of Movement
Professor Michael Keating  – Options for Scotland
James Bream, Grampian Chamber of Commerce  – What Does Brexit Mean for Business in North East Scotland

The event itself will run from 6pm – 8pm and coffee and tea will be available from 5:30pm.

For more information and to register for this free event, go to the Eventbrite page.

Traineeships with the European Commission

traineeships_0Applications are now open for paid traineeships of five months’ duration starting on 1 October with the European Commission and some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions such as the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. Successful applicants will receive a monthly grant of around €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided. Every year, there are about 1,300 places available, which provide selected candidates with hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment, thus enriching their career prospects. Applications must be submitted online by noon (Brussels time), 31 January 2017.

Scotland’s Place in Europe – paper published today

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First Minister’s Christmas card 2016 featuring Oor Wullie!

The Scottish Government has published a paper detailing “proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market, retain freedom of movement, and to equip the Scottish Parliament with the powers it needs to serve Scotland’s interests post-Brexit” as explained on the Scottish Government website. You can read the full paper in html or pdf formats by following the appropriate links on this page . There is a link to the pdf at the end of this post.

 

Scotland’s Place in Europe pdf version.

Summaries of EU Legislation

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The EU Publications Office maintains a Summaries of EU Legislation page on the EUR-Lex site. It provides straight-forward and easily navigable explanations of the main aspects of EU legislation, policies and activities. Included in the 32 topics covered on the site are: agriculture, education, environment, human rights and justice. There is a search function allowing you to search within summaries. Currently there is a short user survey being run for those interested in providing some feedback.

The library documentation team and the EDC have produced a short information guide to EUR-Lex.

DG Communication’s latest Publications Newsletter out now

p-u-nov-16The European Commission’s DG Communication department put together a monthly Publications Update so you can stay on top of the latest publications from the Citizen’s Information Unit. The November issue is out now and available here.

Some examples of publications highlighted in this issue are:

These and more are available online and in the Taylor Library‘s EC collection (just ask in the EDC!)

Two upcoming Brexit discussion events Hosted by the University of Aberdeen

 ‘Still Home Abroad After Brexit?‘ and ‘Brexit and the Commonwealth: Historical reflections‘ will both take place on Monday the 7th November, the former in New Kings on Campus and the latter in the Satrosphere Science Centre near the beach. See below* for full details of each. Both events are free but booking is recommended.

Brexit and the Commonwealth: Historical reflections

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07 November 2016, 17:30 – 18:30

Speaker: Andrew Dilley

A probe into the past to highlight options for the UK in the future.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU, many look to the Commonwealth for alternative trading outlets. But is this a realistic option? This event puts this crucial question in historical perspective. It will look at Commonwealth trade down to Britain’s entry into the European Economic Community in 1973 and offer the audience a chance to probe the past and consider whether these old relationships offer a path to the future.

Admission is FREE, booking is required.

Hosted by: University of Aberdeen

Venue: New King’s 3, Kings College

Booking: Online booking available

Contact:

For more information please click HERE. Or call 01224 273689.

Still Home Abroad After Brexit?

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07 November 2016, 19:00 – 21:00

Speaker: Karin Friederich

An insight into issues faced by EU citizens in the UK.

Integration of Poles into Scottish society has been a success story. EU citizens in Scotland received letters from their pro-EU MPs assuring them that their status in Scotland is safe after Brexit, yet their future will be negotiated by Westminster. How do communities react to such uncertainty? Academics and practitioners offer their insights in a public discussion of the main issues that Polish citizens face after the referendum.

Admission is FREE, booking is required. 

Hosted by: University of Aberdeen

Venue: Aberdeen Science Centre

Booking: Online booking available

Contact:

For more information please click HERE, or call 01224 273689.

*Information taken from the University of Aberdeen’s events page.

 

European Voice becomes Politico – Europe Edition

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Brussels – Politico’s second home. © Image Copyright Frank Friedrichs and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The European Voice newspaper was recently bought over and re branded as Politico – Europe Edition. We receive a physical copy of the weekly edition (as we did European Voice) and the latest issue is always on our current periodicals display shelf. All the content is also available online on the Politico website. This includes a ‘pagesuite‘ view option, which is a straight facsimile of the print edition.

Based in Brussels, Politico Europe covers everything you would expect from a political paper, has opinion and feature columns, and on the website you can access their ‘In the Loop‘ podcast (languages include Italian, Spanish, Polish and English) as well as a growing collection of videos.

Politico began in Virginia in the United States in 2007. Read about it here, and the origins of European Voice here.