Research

We conduct research on the recent legal developments of the European Union (EU), in particular EU external relations law.

In addition,  we monitor the law and the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning EU citizenship, internal market and competition law.

Finally, also the EU institutions and the decision-making process are addressed in our research.


Current research projects

• 'Recente tendensen in de relaties tussen de Europese Unie en de landen in Afrika, het Caribisch gebied en de Stille Oceaan: een juridische analyse'. Purdey Devisscher

• 'Judiciary and protection of fundamental rights in the EU accession process: Case study of Turkey'. Bircan Cihangiroglu

• 'Investment protection and the external dimension of EU energy policy within the context of the European Neighborhood Policy' Aliki Semertzi

• 'The EU's dedication to its dedicated competition agreements; a qualitative legal and practical assessment of the EU's first and second generation bilateral competition cooperation agreements' Valerie Demedts


Finished research projects

• 'The prospective relations between the EU and its East European neighbours; a legal analysis of flexible integration models'. Peter Van Elsuwege (2012)

• 'Indirecte discriminatie op grond van nationaliteit: theorie en praktijk van rechtvaardigingsgronden die door de EU-lidstaten worden ingeroepen voor het Hof van Justitie en hun slaagkansen in het personen- en dienstenverkeer'. Liesbet Van den Broeck (2014)

• 'EU-integratie zonder EU-lidmaatschap. Een casestudy: de relaties tussen de EU en Oekraïne'. Guillaume Van der Loo (2014)

• 'EU antitrust review of refusal to license IPR and its potential for China'. Tiancheng Jiang (2015)

• 'Transforming the EU Administration: Legal and Political limits to the agencification'. Merijn Chamon (2015)

• 'Legal aspects of the management of nuclear energy in the European Union with regard to nuclear safeguards and nuclear safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public'. Ilina Cenevska (2015)

• 'The implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the delimitation of EU development and security competences: a case study on Sub-Saharan Africa'. Hans Merket (2015)