European Union Law

Coordinators: Hubert BekiszHenriet BAASEftychia CONSTANTINOU, Tine DESCHUYTERE, Adrian RUBIO, Emmeram STRAUSS 

Contact: [email protected] 

The European Union Law Working Group is an initiative of new researchers from the Department of Law whose research projects are related to various domains of European Union Law. Research interests are diverse and include EU constitutional law, the EU institutions, protection of fundamental rights, data protection, financial stability, Banking Union, euro crisis law, EU external relations and trade law. The Group's main goal is to provide a platform for regular peer-review of developments in the research of its members.

The timetable for the current academic year envisages meetings, twice a month. In the first term, discussion will concentrate on First Year Researchers' preliminary research questions. The focus of meetings in the second and third terms will be determined by developments in members' research and interests.

All EUI law researchers, LL.M. or Ph.D., looking for opportunities to receive a feedback on their work from their peers, are welcome to participate in the Group. Researchers from other departments who are interested in issues related to EU law, as well as professors, fellows, visiting researchers and other academics, are also welcome.

The group is grateful for the support of Prof. Urška Šadl and Prof. Joanne Scott.

Academic Year 2017-2018



  • ‘Judicial Reasoning: How to Assess and Criticise It?’ by Prof. Joxerramon Bengoetxea (University of the Basque Country)
  • ‘The Existential Crisis of Citizenship of the European Union’ by Oliver Garner (EUI) – with the EUI Legal and Political Theory Working Group
  • ‘Consequences of Brexit for International Agreements concluded by the EU and its Member States’ by Prof. Ramses A. Wessel (University of Twente)
  • ‘The European Union under Transnational Law: A Pluralist Appraisal’ by Prof. Matej Avbelj (Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Slovenia) – with the EUI Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group
  •  ‘From International to Federal Market: the Changing Structure of European Law’ by Prof. Robert Schütze (Durham University)
  •  ‘In the Shadow of Law: The Politics of Legal Expertise in EU Policy Making’ by Prof. Päivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki)
  • ‘The Principle of Subsidiarity and its Enforcement in the EU Legal Order’ by Dr. Katarzyna Granat (Durham University) – with the EUI Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group
  • ‘The Last Resort Criterion in Enhanced Cooperation: Attaining and Using the Non-Public Pleadings in ECJ Proceedings to Interpret the Outcome’ by Johannes Graf von Luckner (EUI)
  • ‘Interpretation of Multilingual EU Law’ by Irene Otero Fernández (EUI)
  • ‘Forced Allocation of Asylum Seekers and the Responsibility for the Consequences of Removal’ by Prof. Anna Lübbe (Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • 'Which Economic Assumptions Underpin the CJEU's Legal Discourse on Labour Law? A Methodological Reflection' by Andrea Peripoli (EUI)

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