Visiting fellow: Law

(09-07-2019) Kirill Entin, Higher School of Economics Moscow & Court of the EAEU @ Ghent European Law Institute, prof. Peter Van Elsuwege

Kirill Entin graduated from MGIMO University (Moscow) and the College of Europe (Bruges) and holds a PhD in law. He currently works as a counsellor in the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union in Minsk and he’s also a research fellow at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow). His research is devoted to a comparative analysis of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union on certain key topics such as the creation of a new legal order and the establishment of an internal market.

Kirill Entin: “The main reason for this choice was a long-standing cooperation with prof. Van Elsuwege. Back in 2016 I took part in the workshop “The Eurasian Economic Union: A Significant Legal Actor?” organised by the Russia platform and  I knew that Ghent European Law Institute is one of the leading research centres in EU law and could be interested in my research topic. During my research stay, I mainly focused on the methods of interpretation used by the two courts, the creation of general principles of supranational law and an analysis of the role of the CJEU and the EAEU Court from a constitutional perspective. I had the possibility to present my research project and some of its results during a “brown bag” seminar organised by the Ghent European Law Institute where I delivered a presentation “The influence of EU law on the case law of the Eurasian Economic Union Court”. It allowed me to get some valuable feedback. During this short stay I mainly interacted with the professors and researchers from GELI, but I also had the pleasure of meeting Fabienne Bossuyt from the Centre for EU studies. I am currently working on a chapter for the book “Principled Pragmatism in Practice: the EU’s Policy towards Russia after Crimea” edited by Fabienne Bossuyt and Peter Van Elsuwege. Together with prof. Van Elsuwege we are also planning  an article on the legal aspects of EAEU external relations.”

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