GELI Workshop on Facultative Mixity in the Post-Lisbon Legal Order

(26-09-2018) The workshop brings together academics and EU practitioners to discuss the question of how to conceptualize Facultative Mixity in the EU's external relations.

Mixity Workshop poster$

 

09h30 Registration

09h50 Welcome

General introduction

Chair: Marc Maresceau

10h00 Allan Rosas – Facultative mixity as a logical corollary to the EU’s shared competences under the principle of conferred powers

10h20 Inge Govaere – Functional and Facultative Mixity in the light of the Principle of Partial and Imperfect conferral

10h40 Merijn Chamon – Facultative mixity as a constitutional mechanism and communicating vessel with supervening exclusivity

 

11h00 Coffee break

 

I.                    Morning session: Facultative mixity and key principles of EU law

Chair: Merijn Chamon

11h15 Facultative mixity as a necessary corollary to the principle of subsidiarity?

Perspective 1: Isabelle Bosse-Platière

Perspective 2: Marise Cremona

11h45 Facultative mixity as a tolerated mechanism under the duty of cooperation?

Perspective 1: Eleftheria Neframi

Perspective 2: Christophe Hillion

12h15 Panel discussion: practitioners from the EU institutions:

Luca Prete (Référendaire, Chambers of Advocate General Wahl, Court of Justice)

Fernando Castillo de la Torre (European Commission)

Anders Neergaard (European Parliament)

Sonja Boelaert (Council of the European Union)

 

13h05 Lunch

 

II.                    Afternoon session: Facultative mixity, the national and international context

Chair: Jacques Bourgeois

13h45 The reception of EU facultatively mixed agreements in Member States’ national legal orders

            Italy – Carlo Tovo

            Germany – Wolfgang Weiß

            Netherlands – Andrea Ott & Ramses Wessel

14h30 Panel discussion: practitioners from the Member States:

Diégo Colas (agent of France before the CJEU)

Matthew Holt (former UK agent before the CJEU)

Marketa Hedvabna (agent of Czechia before the CJEU)

Joni Heliskoski (agent of Finland before the CJEU)

15h20 Facultative mixity in the international legal order – tolerating European exceptionalism?

A Swiss perspective: Michael Hahn

An international perspective: Jed Odermatt

15h50 Panel discussion: practitioners from the Member States & EU institutions

Sonja Boelaert (Council of the European Union)

Joni Heliskoski (agent of Finland before the CJEU)

Fernando Castillo de la Torre (European Commission)

 

16h40 Coffee break

 

III.                 Evening session: Facultative mixity in the EU’s policies

Chair: Merijn Chamon

17h00 Facultative mixity in the EU’s FTAs

Perspective 1: Isabelle Van Damme

Perspective 2: Gesa Kübek

17h30 Questions of facultative mixity in the CFSP?

Peter Van Elsuwege

17h45 Facultative mixity in the AFSJ?

Perspective 1: Mauro Gatti

Perspective 2: Claudio Matera

18h15 Panel discussion: practitioners from the EU institutions

Roland Klages (Référendaire, Chambers of Advocate General Szpunar, Court of Justice)

Sonja Boelaert (Council of the European Union)

Stephan Marquardt (European External Action Service)

Fernando Castillo de la Torre (European Commission)

 

19h05 Closing speech