Russia and Ukraine, a round table


While the Maidan revolution is not the first and definitely not the last of modern revolutions, the war in Eastern Ukraine has been the gravest conflict of the 21th century Europe, and the authoritarian transformation of Russia belongs to the most unexpected events of the post-Cold War. At this round-table, EUI academics will share information  and opinions about these events. 4 November 2014

Date: 30/10/2014

Tommaso Giordano, EUI Library Director, and the 21st century library

On the 31st of October Mr Giordano will arrive for his last day of work at the EUI before embarking on a well-earned retirement. But how does he think the library will be perceived in the years to come? Read the full article in EUI Times, the EUI magazine
Date: 30/10/2014

"Return to your Alma Mater: Reconciling economic and social Europe". Maurizio Ferrera in conversation with Brigid Laffan

A discussion between Maurizio Ferrera, EUI alumnus and Professor of Political Science at the State University of Milan and Professor Brigid Laffan, director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced studies. Together they explore the existing tensions between two of the continent’s crowning achievements, the European Union and the welfare state and how each was affected by the recent economic crisis.
Date: 17/10/2014

An International Conference on Alcide De Gasperi


The Historical Archives of the European Union and the De Gasperi Foundation of Rome, with the support of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, have organized the conference “Alcide De Gasperi - the Western Preference and the Construction of Europe”, which takes place on 14 November 2014 at the premises of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (Sala Aldo Moro, Palazzo Montecitorio, Main Entrance Piazza Montecitorio, Rome, Italy)

Date: 14/10/2014

Judges as Guardians of Constitutionalism and Human Rights

High profile judges and academics meet to discuss the role of the judiciary in protecting constitutionalism and human rights. The emphasis of the event is on diversity - both geographical and institutional - in approaches to safeguarding human rights and constitutionalism through judiciary. 6-7 November 2014
Date: 06/10/2014



Committed to reform? Pragmatic antitrust enforcement in electricity markets

By Malgorzata Sadowska

This book provides in-depth case studies of EU competition enforcement in the electricity sector. It shows how the Commission bends and stretches competition law beyond its proper limits to accommodate non-competition goals. The book’s cross-disciplinary approach and clear, straightforward language makes it a good read for both lawyers and economists interested in the interplay between the EU competition and energy policies and their impact on electricity markets

Cultural heritage in international investment law and arbitration

By Valentina Vadi

Can states adopt protectionist cultural policies? What are the limits, if any, to state intervention in cultural matters? A wide variety of cultural policies may interfere with foreign investments, and a tension therefore exists between the cultural policies of the host state and investment treaty provisions. This study maps the relevant investor-state arbitrations concerning cultural elements and shows that arbitrators have increasingly taken cultural concerns into consideration in deciding cases brought before them.

The (mis)construction of the European individual. Two essays on Union citizenship law

By Loïc Azoulai

European Union law has developed a concept of Union citizenship based on a right of exit from one’s country and a consequential right of entry in another Member State of the Union. ‘Empowering’ European citizens and enabling them to integrate into other Member States’ territories is its main purpose. [...]
There is, however, another way to engage with the concept. The focus on social integration is replaced by a somewhat more ambitious project: to empower the Union citizens to connect with Europe as a whole.

Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979 : The second enlargement

By Eirini Karamouzi

Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979 explores the history of the European Economic Community in the turbulent decade of the 1970s and especially the Community's response to the fall of the Greek dictatorship and the country's application for EEC membership. The book constitutes the first multi-archival study on the second enlargement of the EEC, drawing on British, French, German, Irish, American, EEC and Greek sources.

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