“The Future of European Integration after the Fiscal Compact”
April 12, 2012
Harvard Law School
We are delighted to announce a discussion between Professors Miguel Maduro and Damian Chalmers on the future of the EU in light of the new fiscal compact. Things are changing quite dramatically in the EU due to the financial crisis and the EU Institutions and the Member States are responding in a number of different ways. One of the adaptations has been the agreement to forge a fiscal compact which will bind EU Member States to certain fiscal rules in order to ensure fiscal stability through the Union. However, the UK and the Czech Republic are electing to remain outside this agreement and many are now speculating that this will lead to a two-tiered Europe with these states being left behind in the EU project – is this a real potential or just hyperbole? Come and find out!
This event will be moderated by Associate Professor Vlad Perju who will then open up the discussion to the audience who will have the opportunity to put questions to the Professors.
Prof. Damian Chalmers – a leading EU law scholar from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). He is co-author of one of the leading treatises on European Law and is the editor of the European Law Review. Prof. Chalmers is also an expert in European politics.
Prof. Miguel Maduro – a Professor of European Law and the Director of the Global Governance Program at the European University Institute. He is a former Advocate General for the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Professor Maduro specializes in European Union law, international economic law, constitutional law, and comparative institutional analysis.
Associate Prof. Vlad Perju – a tenured associate Professor of law at Boston College Law School. His primary research and teaching interests include the law of the European Union, comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory and legal theory.