Studying a country's democratic system might shed light on attitudes towards the European Union's system of judicial review, argued Marlene Wind, Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, in her CEUR lecture “Why Majoritarian Democracies Are More Anti-European” on February 19, 2015. Read the full article about the lecture here.
On Thursday, 29 January, 2015 the Center for European Union Research (CEUR) at Central European University (CEU) hosted Ivan Mikloš, the former Slovakian Finance Minister for a talk about his role in managing the euro crisis decision in Slovakia between 2010 and 2012. The event was part of the activities organized under the FP7 'bEUcitizen' research consortium in which Uwe Puetter and Robert Csehi carry out research on the constraints financial market developments may have imposed on the practice of political citizenship.
The European Parliament published an in-depth analysis on the roles of the European Council and the Council in contemporary EU governance by ProfessorUwe Puetter. The study discusses the growing influence of the two institutions and reviews policy options for institutional and constitutional change. Read the full study here.
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.