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Would Britain thrive outside the EU? - Telegraph

Would Britain thrive outside the EU? - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute of Economic Affairs believes the UK could be better off outside the EU - we look at Britain's options.

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Artilce cites a report by the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance based at the London School of Economics

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Today - BBC Radio 4

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.

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Programme interviews ESRC Future Research Leader, Dr Charlotte O'Brien from the University of York regarding her findings on EU Welfare.

Broadcast starts at 02:13:20

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The melting pot: Britons’ views on immigration are a perplexing blend of myth and reality

The melting pot: Britons’ views on immigration are a perplexing blend of myth and reality | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A look at the differing and often conflicting British views on immigration.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Scottish independence could threaten free tuition for its students

Scottish independence could threaten free tuition for its students | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If Scotland were an independent member of the EU, it would be forced to re-think its fee arrangements
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The article cites a report from the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme of research.

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Data protection regulation warned against

Data protection regulation warned against | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe: Evidence-based policy making in Europe is at risk from changes to a data protection regulation being considered by the European Union, according to an open letter signed by almost 30 leading scientists. 

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Europe's leading scientists including ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe Professor Paul Boyle, have highlighted in a joint letter, that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


Article originally published 19 August 2014.

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Scientists say EU data bill to harm research

Scientists say EU data bill to harm research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Leading European scientists have said new EU data laws will cause "dire" harm to research in areas such as smoking-related diseases or child nutrition.
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Europe's leading scientists including ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe Professor Paul Boyle, have highlighted in a joint letter, that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


Article originally published on 14 August 2014.

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Juncker pulled into row over independence

Juncker pulled into row over independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has demanded an apology from the No campaign after Better Together dragged the new president of the European Commission into a huge row on the EU and Scotland.

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Article quotes Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

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Money for Brussels budget fuels sharp rise in public borrowing

Public borrowing figures from December delivered a nasty surprise yesterday as they revealed a large, unexpected hit from European Union budget contributions.
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The article cites Soumaya Keynes from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Is Britain Headed Out of the EU?

Is Britain Headed Out of the EU? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Not just yet. But domestic pressure over immigration has made a once remote possibility more plausible.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford

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Britain has every right to challenge the EU's rules

Britain has every right to challenge the EU's rules | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe has changed beyond recognition from the organisation that Britain signed up to

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Article cites ESRC-funded The Migration Obesrvatory based at the University of Oxford

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Blow for 'No' campaign as ESRC says Scotland would stay

Blow for 'No' campaign as ESRC says Scotland would stay | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It is unlikely that an independent Scotland would be cut off from the rights and obligations of EU membership for any period of time, according to a leading British research body.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC The Future of the UK and Scotland project


Article originally published 21 August 2014

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Data protection changes risk ‘dire consequences’, scientists warn

Data protection changes risk ‘dire consequences’, scientists warn | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists have warned that evidence-based policy making in Europe is at risk from changes to a data protection regulation being considered by the European Union.
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Europe's leading scientists including ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe Professor Paul Boyle, have highlighted in a joint letter, that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


Article originally published 16 August 2014.

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Number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers in Britain hits new high

Number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers in Britain hits new high | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Migrants from Bulgaria and Romania topped 150,000 in the second quarter of this year, up by 13,000, as overall EU migration jumps by 187,000 in just three months

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Article cites research by The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC

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EU Should Speak With a Single Voice on Ukraine – But Won't

EU Should Speak With a Single Voice on Ukraine – But Won't | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe’s neighbourhood is in flames. To the south, the optimism provoked by the Arab spring quickly gave way to concern about successor regimes. To the east, all eyes are on Ukraine as some 40,000 Russian troops equipped with fighter jets and tanks amass on the border, and Moscow completes its annexation of what was recently and integral part of a state aspiring to EU membership.

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This article was written by Anand Menon who receives funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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