LLM Lecture: Post-accession conditionality in the EU

15-12-2017 van 18:00 tot 19:00
auditorium B of the Faculty of Law and Criminology (Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent)
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On 15 December Professor Péter Balázs (Central European University in Budapest) will bring the second LL.M. Lecture on the current rule of law crises in Poland and Hungary.

LL.M. Lecture: "Post-accession conditionality in the EU: the Case of Hungary and Poland"

Professor Péter Balázs (professor at Central European University of Budapest and former member of the European Commission)

Professor Balázs will speak about the current rule of law crisis in Hungary and Poland. In particular, he will address the role of the EU institutions in ensuring compliance with the foundational values of the EU as laid down in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union.

The lecture is followed by a reception in the Faculty Boardroom (Voldersstraat 3).

Registration is free. Non-LLM students are required to confirm their attendance before Wednesday 13 December 2017 to .

Professor Péter Balázs

Professor Péter Balázs

Graduated in Budapest at the Faculty of Economics (today Corvinus University), he got his PhD degree and habilitated at the same University. He is a ScD of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was nominated Professor of Corvinus University in 2000 and joined the CEU as a full time Professor in 2005. Prof. Balázs became Ambassador of Hungary to Denmark (1994-1996), Germany (1997-2000) and to the EU in Brussels (2003-2004). In 2009-2010 he was Foreign Minister of Hungary and was involved in drafting the EU Constitutional Treaty of 2005. In 2004 he was nominated the first Hungarian Member of the European Commission.

Prof. Balázs also held an Ad Personam Jean Monnet Chair at the university in Budapest. His research activities are centered on the foreign policy of the EU and problems of the late modernization and European integration of the Eastern part of the continent. He also analyzes questions of European and global governance including the future of European institutions. Since 2005 he directs the CEU Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS). Prof. Balázs published several books, chapters in books and articles.

In 2016, he received the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Tufts University and the Institute for Global Leadership “in recognition of his integrity and valor as Foreign Minister, encouraging respect for humanities values and rule of law and fighting discrimination.”