LAW alumna becomes first female President of Constitutional Court


EUI LAW alumna Marta Cartabia has become the first woman to be elected President of the Constitutional Court of Italy. Dr. Cartabia obtained her Ph.D. from the EUI in 1993 and has since maintained a strong relationship with the Institute, participating in The State of the Union Conference, the Academy of European Law, and most recently, a strategic review of the Institute.

Slovakia joins the European University Institute

The EUI is proud to welcome the Republic of Slovakia as its 24th contracting state. The country's membership in the Institute was ratified by EUI's High Council on 6 December. Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the EUI, expressed his satisfaction at the Institute's continued enlargement.

More than 250 took part in European Documentation Centre training

More than 250 participants from all over the EU attended the European Documentation Training Conference, held in Florence on 2nd and 3rd December. The Historical Archives of the European Union welcomed the information specialists to the EUI campus, offering training and guided visits of the Archives' facilities. This year's conference had a strong emphasis on outreach to academics and beyond.

Interview with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


Nobel Peace Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently delivered the very first Giorgio La Pira Distinguished Lecture. In a video interview marking the occasion, the former President of Liberia talks about the changing relationships between Africa and Europe, gender equality, climate change and the importance of African students being exposed to an international context. 'The world is too interconnected to not appreciate the value of diversity'.

3000th EUI thesis by Lewis Miller

Lewis Miller, Department of Political and Social Sciences, is the author of the 3000th EUI thesis. To mark the occasion, the Library issued a special gold edition of the dissertation. Dr Miller's thesis, Communitarism: From Intergovernmental to Community Policy-Making in Core State Powers, has been added to the Library's collection.



The right to dress: sumptuary laws in a global perspective, c.1200–1800

edited by Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublack

This volume, the first global history on the regulation of dress, brings together leading scholars on Asian, Latin American, Ottoman and European history. Their findings reveal the significance of sumptuary laws in medieval and early modern societies as a site of contestation between individuals and states and how dress as an expression of identity developed as a modern 'human right'.


2019 MEDAM Assessment Report. Rethinking EU migration and asylum policies: Managing immigration jointly with countries of origin and transit

by Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Lücke and Martin Ruhs

This report examines public preferences towards migration and asylum policy; the ways in which the EU and sending countries can cooperate on immigration and refugee policy; and the implications for cooperation and reform of the EU asylum system. The authors conclude that closer cooperation among EU member states and with countries of origin and transit can improve outcomes for all stakeholders.

European Journal of Legal Studies: The Brexit Negotiations and the May Government Special Issue

This special issue  of the EJLS assesses the legal and political dynamics during the last two years of EU and UK Brexit negotiations. The volume analyses key issues in the withdrawal negotiations and considers the reasons why the UK sought an extension of its EU membership in spring 2019. The complete issue is available in open access.

European Party Politics in Times of Crisis

edited by Swen Hutter and Hanspeter Kriesi

How has the Great Recession reshaped party politics in Europe? This volume uses original data from 15 European countries to study party competition in Europe since the crisis. It inquires into how the crisis affected the intensity and structure of party competition, and whether we are seeing a wave of 'critical elections' bound to reshape European politics for years to come.