Invitation to a special closed event


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.

Speakers include:

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  by May 9, 2012.