Seems that BIS has had a re-think and reckons that the UK should still provide some scholarships to the College of Europe in Bruges, as reported in today’s FT. This is an issue that I first covered here on 29th January this year, so the change of heart has also happened rather swiftly. Interestingly today’s FT article makes the same connection between the European Fast Stream scheme and the College of Europe finding as my blog entry did, and they have also this time avoided the branding the College as a bastion of federalism as they did last time. So good news all round!
All that now needs to happen is for the College of Europe to get its act together and make the place a lot better… That, I suspect, will take quite a lot longer than a BIS u-turn.