ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
takes a great pleasure in inviting you to a debate
POST-LISBON INTEGRATION PROCESS VIEWED BY LEGAL EXPERTS – CHAOS IN THE PRIMARY LAW OR PLAUSIBLE RESPONSES TO CRISIS
Although it was expected that the Lisbon Treaty will be – for some time – the last in the set of primary law amendments, the European debt crises necessitated new responses. These came in the form of basic treaties’ amendments (the amendment of the article 136 of the TFEU) and in ad-hoc solution on the edge of legality and legitimacy (Fiscal Compact). How does this development qualitatively transform the nature of the European integration? How do the member states and their constitutional frameworks re-act to the shaky treatment of the primarily law? Do we witness another transform of competences to the EU level, and if we do, how to legitimize them? How should we understand the legal-centred argumentation which frames the debate on the Czech non-accession to the Fiscal Compact? Is it legitimate to decide these issues through public referenda.
These questions will be dealt on the fifth expert seminar organised by the Association for International Affairs in the project called Challenging the Czech Tales on European Policies, which is supported by the Open Society Foundations. More information can be found on euro.amo.cz.
IVO SLOSARCIK, Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM
ROBERT ZBIRAL, Law Faculty, Palacky University Olomouc
Working language: Czech
Time and venue:
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 15:15 – 16:45
European House, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1 – Nove Mesto
Participation is possible after registration at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9, 2012.