CEUR guest lecture by Mr Ivan Mikloš, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Slovakia, Member of Parliament and Member of the Committee on Finance and Budget, President of economic think-tank M.E.S.A. 10
Marie-Pierre Granger (CEUR) participated in an international research seminar held at the University of Copenhagen on 11 December 2014 on EU citizenship and right organised by the Centre for European Studies in Economic Law (Copenhagen University), the Centre for Regulation and Enforcement of Europe (Utrecht University) and the EU funded bEUcitizen project.
CEUR members Marie-Pierre Granger and Kristina Irion co-authored an analysis of the recent Digital Rights Ireland decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which has just been published in the European Law Review. In that groundbreaking ruling, the Court invalidated the Data Retention Directive, an important piece of the EU anti-terrorism arsenal.
DPP Professor and CEUR Director Uwe Puetter talks about new intergovernmentalism and institutional change in the European Union at the inter-departmental workshop of the Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung (EIF) of the University of Vienna. The lecture (in English), which relates to Uwe Puetter's new book on the European Council and the Council, is followed by comments and discussion. The event on Monday, December 1 is moderated by former CEU graduate Zdenek Kudrna.
The appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission generated substantial media attention over the summer, which has continued during the Commissioner hearings held in the European Parliament. On LSE's EUROPP blog Uwe Puetter assesses how these developments sit alongside his theory of 'deliberative intergovernmentalism', under which the European Council is viewed as holding a central role in the EU's decision-making process.
Uwe Puetter has published together with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson an article with the Journal of Common Market Studies on new intergovernmentalism and post-Maastricht integration. The article offers a novel theoretical approach on explaining post-Maastricht integration and seeks to make sense of why European integration has been expanding at pace, yet not through the empowerment of traditional supranational actors following previously established patterns of delegation.
Offers for the first time a comparative perspective on key Council formations
Provides a comprehensive account on the European Council and the Council
Unique theoretical perspective which challenges conventional understandings of the two bodies
This book offers one of the most comprehensive accounts of European Council and Council decision-making by covering two decades of European integration from the late 1990s until the years after the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
Following an initiative by the CEU Center for European Union Research (CEUR) a group of students from the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Public Policy who took this year's CEU Jean Monet Module on European Integration submitted questions to the front runners in the upcoming European Parliament elections.