“Constitutions in the Crosshairs: Europe in 2018” – event at William & Mary Law School – January 25, 2018

Europe, as a distinct political and economic body as well as a collection of separate states, is facing constitutional challenges from within and without. Brexit, Catalonia, Poland, Hungary and Romania – as well as events within the European Union itself – all present challenges to European principles of constitutionalism. On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the […]

A Report from Budapest: “Reforming the European Union – Central European Perspectives” workshop at the Central European University, 18th March 2017

Report kindly written by Oliver Garner, 2nd year researcher at the EUI and member of the ConstPol team On Saturday 18th March 2017, the Central European University in Budapest hosted the workshop “Reforming the EU – Central European Perspectives”. The event was organised by the Hungarian European Society and the EUI Professor Gábor Halmai and […]

Tomi Tuominen, The Composite European Constitution and National Courts.

The European Union has a composite constitution, that is, that the constitutional norms of the EU and those of the Member States must be understood and studied as a whole. These two normative levels are in constant interaction. The defining feature of this relationship is constitutional pluralism. Basing on an analysis of the events surrounding […]

Departmental Seminar held by Prof. Gábor Halmai (LAW)

The first Law Departmental Seminar at the European University Institute of this academic year took place on Wednesday, 19th of October. Professor Martin Scheinin (LAW, Professor of International Law and Human Rights)  and the other participants commented on the paper “Second-grade Constitutionalism? Hungary and Poland: How the EU Can and Should Cope With Illiberal Member […]