Dr Giacomo Benedetto addresses events on the EU Budget at the European University Institute in Florence and at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
During the month of October, Giacomo Benedetto of the Department of Politics and International Relations has addressed two prestigious events on the European Union’s budget, the first in Florence alongside Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for Budgets and Vice President of the European Commission (see webstream). On 8 and 9 October, Dr Benedetto also spoke on the EU’s annual budgets at an event in Strasbourg co-hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration of the German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer. This was attended by academics and by policy practitioners including officials of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Economics and Finance Ministers (EcoFin).
Dr Alister Miskimmon, Prof Ben O'Loughlin, Dr James Sloam and Dr Kaat Smets are now partners in the Jean Monnet Network “C3EU - Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: The EU Perceptions in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine”. This is a 3-year project with led up by Prof Natalia Chaban and Prof Martin Holland at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with colleagues from The National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine; Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; TU Darmstadt, Germany; Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Lithuania; KU Leuven, Belgium.
Giacomo Benedetto speaking at the EUI's workshop on the efficiency and effectiveness of the EU budget
Last week at a two-day workshop hosted by the European University Institute in Florence, Dr Giacomo Benedetto of the Department of Politics of International Relations (Centre for European Politics) at Royal Holloway drew on his research on reform of the EU budget for a paper on the budget’s added value. This was presented at a panel alongside Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of the European Commission for Budgets and Human Resources. The keynote speech at the event was delivered by Italy’s Minister of Finance, Pier Carlo Padoan. Further information about the workshop, including the webstream of Minister Padoan’s intervention, can be found here.
The live webstream of Vice President Georgieva’s presentation is here, with Dr Benedetto’s contribution starting at 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Today, Dr Giacomo Benedetto of the Department of Politics of International Relations (Centre for European Politics) at Royal Holloway addresses a special meeting of the Budgets Committee of the European Parliament on how to improve the budget-making capacities of the European Union. Dr Benedetto will be speaking about the budgetary relations between the European Parliament, the European Commission, national governments, national parliaments and other stakeholders. Other speakers at this event include experts from the World Bank and the European Court of Auditors, former Finance Ministers from France and Belgium, and the former President of the European Investment Bank.
The University of Maastricht is proud to host the first televised debate in English between the rival candidates in the election for the Presidency of the European Commission. This is relayed live from Maastricht to universities throughout the European Union including Royal Holloway. It will start at 5.55pm for 6pm sharp on Monday 28 April in Founders West 101 and will last until 7.30pm. The debate takes the form of questions and answers on issues that concern young people in front of a studio audience of 900 students at Maastricht.
The candidates in Europe’s presidential election participating in the debate include:
Jean-Claude Juncker (European People’s Party: www.epp.eu)
Ska Keller (European Green Party: http://campaign.europeangreens.eu/ – including the Green Party of England and Wales)
Martin Schulz (Party of European Socialists: http://www.pes.eu/ – including the British Labour Party)
Guy Verhofstadt (Alliance of Liberal Democrats for Europe: http://www.alde.eu/ – including the British Liberal Democrats)
Further details of the event can be found here:
Twitter hashtag before, during and after debate: #EUDEBATE2014 – tweet your questions or comments!
The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (www.aecr.eu) has not selected a candidate as a matter of principle. In the interests of fairness, here is a short film to explain why: