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.
As panelists, Anuscheh Farahat and Marius Hildebrand presented their research project on transnational solidarity conflicts and the changing structure of economic governance in the EU. Mark Dawson (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin) made an insightful comment on the EU multi-level governance structure and economic policy. The lively debate was moderated by Anne Peters, managing director of the Institute.
The event was 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 was 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.
Report: Yola von Rohden
Foto: Thomas Meyer
At Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Auditorium (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).