Lecture: Populist Constitutionalism by Prof. Paul Blokker

On Wednesday, 2nd of November, the Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group at the European University Institute had the pleasure to organise a talk by Prof. Paul Blokker, Associate Professor/Jean Monnet Chair “European Political Sociology”, Faculty of Social Sciences/Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University, Czech Republic. Prof. Blokker’s talk touched upon the notion of populist constitutionalism […]

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 […]

Invalid Anti-Migrant Referendum in Hungary

by Gábor Halmai, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the EUI On Sunday, 2 October, Hungarian voters went to the polls to answer one referendum question: “Do you want to allow the European Union to mandate the relocation of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary without the approval of the National Assembly?” Although 92 % of those […]