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The Contribution of the Legal Services of the European Institutions to European Union Law

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The Contribution of the Legal Services of the European Institutions to European Union Law

Du mardi 18 juin 2019 au mercredi 19 juin 2019

Presentation

 

While the most recent research on the legal history of the European Union has established that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has played a critical role in the functioning of European institutions, other legal actors have also played important roles, exerting a decisive influence on the ECJ and on legislators. This, for instance, was the case with the legal services of institutions such as the Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament, decisively influencing the negotiation of various European treaties and the resolution of legal controversies – especially concerning institutional competencies, which was ultimately resolved through bilateral meetings between these legal services, and by the ECJ.

Hosted at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt am Main), this conference will bring together scholars and former members of these institutions' legal services. They will present the historical trajectories of the legal services via key figures, the doctrinal developments achieved by each institution, and their cooperation with academics and legal practitioners. Contributions will reflect on how each of these legal services has influenced the general development of EU law as a constitutional practice, their implications for the process of European integration and its institutional evolution.

 

Program

 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

(MPIeR Room Z01)

 

09:00 : Arrival and Registration

09:30 : Welcome
Stefan Vogenauer and Sigfrido Ramírez Pérez (MPIeR)

10:00 : Coffee

 

Panel I - The Legal Service of the European Commission (Part 1)

Chair : Wilma Viscardini Donà, University of Padova

 

10:30 : Michel Gaudet and his doctrine on EU law in the Legal Service of the European Commission in the 1960s
Morten Rasmussen, Copenhagen University

11:00 : The Legal Service under Claus-Dieter Ehlermann : building an ‘esprit de corps’ and paving the way for community law
Sigfrido Ramírez Pérez, MPIeR

11:30 : The changes in the Legal Service from the Delors Commission to the fall of the Santer Commission : Coping with Treaty reforms
Karin Van Leeuwen, University of Maastricht

12:00 : Comments and debate
Julio Baquero Cruz, Legal Service of the European Commission

 

12:30 : Lunch

 

Panel II - The Legal Service of the European Commission (Part 2)

Chair : Alessandra Donati, Max Planck Luxemburg

 

13:30 : Première Dame : Wilma Viscardini Donà, Legal Adviser of the European Commission
Alessandro Rosanò, University of Turin

14:00 : The contribution of the European Commission's Legal Service to the “problematisation” of public economy in the Common Market: An illustration from Bastiaan van der Esch's case
Mélanie Vay, CESSP, Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne

14:30 : The role of the Legal Service of the European Commission in dialoguing with the UN International Law Commission
Teresa Cabrita, Amsterdam Center for European Law and Governance

15:00 : Comments and debate
Anna Katharina Mangold, University of Flensburg

15:30 : Coffee

 

Panel III - The Legal Service of the Council of Ministers

Chair : Vera Fritz, University of Luxemburg

 

16:00 : Les légistes de la Communauté européenne : les directeurs du Service juridique et l'influence du Conseil d'Etat
Michel Mangenot, Director of the Institute of European Studies, University Paris VIII

16:30 : The role of the Legal Service during Treaty reforms
Giorgio Maganza, Former Director for Institutional Affairs of the Council of the European Union

17:00 : The external representation of the EU in multilateral fora
Gilles Marhic, Legal Affairs Division at the European External Action Service

17:30 : Comments and debate
Agustín Menéndez, UAM, ARENA Centre Oslo

18:00 : End

 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

(European Central Bank)

 

09:00 : Arrival and Registration

09:30 : Presentation
Sigfrido Ramírez Pérez (MPIeR) on The future development of the Research Field of the Legal History of the European Union at the Max Planck Institute

10:00 : Coffee

 

Panel IV - The Legal Service of the European Parliament

Chair : Mechthild Roos, University of Augsburg

 

10:30 : The Legal Service of the European Parliament in the historiography of the European Parliament
Etienne Deschamps, Research Service of the European Parliament

11:00 : The origins of the Legal Service of the European Parliament : A legal perspective
Fernanda Nicola, American University
and Antonio Caiola, Legal Service of the European Parliament

11:30 : Building a role for the Jurisconsult and the Legal Service
Gregorio Garzón Clariana, Former Jurisconsult of the European Parliament

12:00 : Comments and debate
Christian Pennera, Former Head of the Legal Service of the European Parliament

 

12:30 : Lunch

 

Round Table - In the shadow of law : The politics of legal expertise in EU policy making

Moderator : Laura Di Gregorio, Editor of “This Century’s Review: Journal for rational legal debate”

 

13:30 : Presentation and Discussion
by Päivi Leino-Sandberg, University of Helsinki

With : Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, Former Director General of the Legal Service of the European Commission
Gert-Jan Van Hegelsom, Head of Legal Affairs Division of the European External Action Service
and Christian Pennera, Former Jurisconsult of the European Parliament

15:30 : Conclusion
by Stefan Vogenauer and Sigfrido Ramírez Pérez (MPIeR)

16:00 : End

 

 

Registration : https://www.rg.mpg.de/1666785/r_registration-form_ext-Gaeste.pdf


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60323 Frankfurt am Main
Allemagne
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60314 Frankfurt am Main
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