Since the beginning of the Eurozone crisis in 2008 European governance has been significantly politicized. The crisis dramatically increased the visibility of European politics. While many conflicts over distribution and recognition between and within member states have formerly been mediated or downplayed, they developed a new quality and intensity in the course of the Eurozone crisis. At the same time, national parliaments as formerly primary institutions of conflict resolution have lost influence due to political and economic interdependencies as well as increasing European economic governance. In return, national constitutional and apex courts became crucial fora for contesting the governance of the crisis.
The event is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in cooperation with the Emmy Noether Research Group (DFG) on "Transnational Solidarity Conflicts (TSC): Constitutional Courts as Fora of and Players in Conflict Resolution" at Goethe University Frankfurt (more information at www.tsc-project.org)
The panel discussion is part of MPIL Momentum, a series of lunch talks organized by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law’s Berlin Office, featuring new research from the Heidelberg Institute and current issues in international law, bringing together an audience from academia, politics, government, the media, and from a wider public – students, professors, diplomats, journalists, politicians, lawyers, a microcosm of Berlin-Mitte. We hope to welcome also many of our alumni and alumnae, and friends of the Institute.
A light buffet lunch will be served.
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