Terminaviso: Vienna Lecture on the European Union

Wien (OTS) - Uwe Puetter's new book 'The European Council and the Council: New intergovernmentalism and institutional change' (Oxford University Press, 2014) provides a new perspective on the European Council and the Council of the EU that embody the new intergovernmentalism in EU governance.

He identifies an integration paradox: member states are eager to foster integration, but only outside the community method. As a consequence, national governments increasingly engage in non-legislative decision-making geared towards permanent consensus-seeking and prefer direct involvement at all stages of the EU policy process.

This undermines and modifies the role of traditional supranational institutions - notably the Commission and the Court of Justice - in prominent areas including economic governance, common foreign, security and defence policy as well as employment and social policy.

The lecture illustrates the process of institutional change with reference to the EU's key forums for intergovernmental decision-making: the European Council and the Council of the EU.

The new intergovernmentalism and institutional change in EU
governance


Speaker: Uwe Puetter (Professor in Public Policy, Jean Monnet Chair
and Director of the Center for European Union Research, Central
European University, Budapest)

Comments:
Verica Trstenjak (Department of European, International and
Comparative Law, University of Vienna)
Josef Melchior (Department of Political Science, University of
Vienna)

Moderator:
Zdenek Kudrna (Institute for European Integration Research,
University of Vienna)

Datum: 1.12.2014, 16:00 - 00:00 Uhr

Ort:
Aula am Campus, Universität Wien, Hof 1.11
Spitalgasse, 1090 Wien

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung (EIF)
Universität Wien
Mag. Brigitte Pircher, M.E.S.
Tel.: +43 1 4277 22420
brigitte.pircher@univie.ac.at

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