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European Integration, EU Autonomy,
and Legal Theory

17 June 2022 – University of Groningen
Norman Building, Lutknieuwstraat, 5 - Groningen
Workshop coordinators: Justin Lindeboom & Ramses A. Wessel


10:30-12:30 – Session 1

Chair: Justin Lindeboom, University of Groningen
George Letsas, University College London
Does Anything Hang on the Autonomy of EU Law?
Enzo Cannizzaro, Sapienza University of Rome
The Dark Side of Autonomy: A Critical Analysis of a Controversial Principle
Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam
The Autonomy of EU Law: A Formalist Dream or Democratic Nightmare?
Violeta Moreno-Lax, Queen Mary University of London
Autonomy, EU Law, and the Case Against “Normative Functionalism”

13:30-15:00 – Session 2

Chair: Ramses A. Wessel, University of Groningen
Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Mansfield College - University of Oxford
The Principle of Primacy in European Law
Katja Ziegler, University of Leicester
Autonomy, Sovereignty and Constitutionalism
Jakob Rendl, University of Vienna
The Supranational Principles of EU Law and the Concept of International Treaty

13:30-15:00 – Session 2

Chair: Yuliya Kaspiarovich, University of Groningen
Damjan Kukovec, General Court of the European Union
The Court of Justice of the European Union for Hedgehogs
Pauline Westerman, University of Groningen
Weaving Threads: The Emergence and Growth of Normative Orders
Justin Lindeboom, University of Groningen
Autonomy and Legal Theory in the Early American Republic: A View From Europe

The Workshop is part of the activities organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Network European Papers - A Journal on Law and Integration (Project Reference: 610707-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPJMO-NETWORK).

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