Monthly Archives: September 2018

CLEER event bundle: EU Free trade agreements, the Bulgarian presidency in the EU, and CLEER’s 10th anniversary

The Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) is hosting three events in the near future that should be of interest to the members of the interest group:

 

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Call for papers: Global Politics and EU Free Trade Policy Conference, 10-11 December 2018 in Brussels

The EUTIP research network invites paper proposals for the Global Politics and EU Free Trade Policy Conference, 10-11 December 2018 in Brussels.

EU trade policy moves in a changing global environment. Multilateral institutions are in danger, and at the same time trade disputes are increasing. Current events show the close connection between trade and security policy. Protectionist trade sanctions are allegedly motivated by security policy reasons; conversely, security policy measures affect international trade. The subject of this conference therefore is the exploration of the relations between Global Policies and EU Trade Policy along three themes:

  • Theme 1: Relation of EU FTAs to Multilateral Trade Rules
  • Theme 2: EU Trade Policy in Global Policy Context
  • Theme 3: EU Trade Defence Instruments in a Protectionist Environment – Fit for Purpose?

For further details, see the website of the conference. The full text of the call for papers is also available for download directly from the blog .

The deadline is 6 October 2018. Please submit proposals to boettner@uni-speyer.de and profdrwweiss@gmail.com.

Conference: “The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability”

We are pleased to announce that our IG cooperates with three other IGs (Migration and Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, and Law of the Sea) as well as Leiden Law School to organise a conference on ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability‘.

The conference takes place on 25 and 26 October 2018 in Leiden. The aim is to explore what competences the EU has to act in the maritime domain, what obligations it is bound by when doing so, and how judicial oversight can be ensured. Studying the EU’s competences, obligations, and accountability will inform the broader discussion on the current and future role of the EU as a global actor in the maritime domain.

More information and a Draft Programme are available at the University of Leiden’s webpage for the event.