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

  • 'A Constitutional Analysis of the European Banking Union' Jolien Timmermans
  • 'International organisations and EU data protection law: what limits to the extraterritorial reach of EU law?' Zuzanna Gulczynska
  • 'Judicial review of EU sanctions adopted in response to the crisis in Ukraine: implications of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union' Celia Challet

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)
  • '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 (2017)
  • 'Les aspects juridiques des relations socio-économiques entre le Maroc et l’Union européenne : une coopération en évolution constante à la recherche d’une intégration de plus en plus approfondie (1969-2018)' Rida M'Ghari (2020)
  • 'The Legal Instruments and Political-Strategic Frameworks Linking the European Union and its member States to its Partners from North Africa and the Middle East: The Need to Develop a more Comprehensive and Consistent Legal Approach' Mohamed Almosly (2021)
  • 'The Regime of EU Accountability and the Tenacity of Equivalent Protection. Fundamental Rights Bereft of Practical Meaning within the Context of EU Asylum And Migration?' Joyce De Coninck (2021)
  • 'The Right to Family Reunification in a Multi-layered Legal Order: Implications of the Interaction between European Union and National Law' Hester Kroeze (2021)
  • 'Enforcing Compliance of the Rule of Law by the Member States of the European Union: in Search of a New Mechanism' Femke Gremmelprez (2022)
  •  ‘Tackling Corruption in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Analysing the Impact of Political Conditionality and Legal Approximation’ Mihai-Razvan Corman (2022)

Master's theses in the spotlight