3rd Symposium on Quantitative Finance and Risk Analysis, QFRA 2017

It is our pleasure to circulate the 2nd announcement of the 3rd Symposium on Quantitative Finance and Risk Analysis, QFRA 2017 (http://www.liv.ac.uk/qfra). The symposium is to be held at Corfu island, Greece during June 15-16, 2017.

Το γραφείο Συντονιστή εκπαίδευσης της Ελληνικής Πρεσβείας στο Λονδίνο σε συνεργασία με την Κυπριακή Εκπαιδευτική Αποστολή προσκαλεί όλους στην γλωσσική εκστρατεία «Μιλούμε Ελληνικά τον Μάρτιο» για την ευαισθητοποίηση όλων μας για την προώθηση της ελληνικής γλώσσας στις επόμενες γενιές.

Σας ενημερώνουμε ότι  το νομικό τμήμα του Πανεπιστημίου Westminster του Λονδίνου υπό τον καθηγητή Δρ. Ιωάννη Γκλίβανο, οργανώνει στις 12 Ιουνίου 2017 ημερήσιο συνέδριο με θέμα Trade Negotiations and Dispute Resolution και για το σκοπό αυτό προσκαλεί κάθε ενδιαφερόμενο να στείλει σχετικές εργασίες. 

The Britain in Europe think tanks presents the launch of ‘Knowing Our Rights’ project with Martha Spurrier QC, Director of ‘Liberty’ on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at Brunel University London.

 URGENT:  Support the immediate recognition of EU citizens' rights in the UK

Dear Sir/Madam,

In view of the forthcoming debate in the House of Lords on amendments to the 'Brexit Bill' (possibly this Wednesday), the Brunel University London-based think tank 'Britain in Europe' will be contacting members of the House of Lords to argue that they should vote for the clause giving immediate recognition to EU citizens' rights in the UK. This position is dictated by research pinpointing that non-recognition of EU citizens' rights would, in many cases, amount to a violation of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and would raise serious ethical and practical objections.

I attach the letter that we will be forwarding to Peers, and would kindly ask that you circulate it among your members, requesting that they sign it if they are in support, in which case they should email us at BiE@brunel.ac.uk

With all best wishes,
Dimitris Giannoulopoulos 

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos 
College Associate Dean, Brunel University London
Director, Britain in Europe think tank (www.BRinEurope.com)  
Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Already 7 years into recession, crisis-hit Greece is experiencing a tremendous institutional change. This change, which takes place informally, rather than formally, is affecting state institutions, primarily its parliament, the executive and courts. Everyday practice, political or otherwise, changes the norms, vital checks and balances and brings about a new reading and ethos to our Constitution. With this talk, I aim to explore the idea of constitutional change and to connect it to parliamentary and judicial activity after the Memoranda. How have state institutions reacted to the financial crisis? How do economic emergency and external players interplay with local institutions and interests? Finally, will this change have a longer-lasting impact on the country, beyond its economic recovery?