Dubrovnik 2005

Advanced Issues of European Law

International Seminar - 3rd Session

 

EU Enlargement of 2004 and its Impact on Candidate Countries

IUC Dubrovnik, February 26 - March 6 2005

 

[Contact: Tamara Perišin]

[Lodging: Hotel Lero]

 

CO-DIRECTORS: DAMIAN CHALMERS - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS; TAMARA ĆAPETA - UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, FACULTY OF LAW; DANIEL HALBERSTAM - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL; PETER OREBECH, UNIV. TROMSO SCHOOL OF LAW ; MIGUEL POIARES MADURO – ADVOCATE GENERAL, ECJ; SINIŠA RODIN - UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, FACULTY OF LAW; JO SHAW - UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, SCHOOL OF LAW; ZDENEK KÜHN -  CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

 

Lecturers

 

Monica Claes – University of Maastricht

Tamara Capeta - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Daniel Halberstam – University of Michigan Law School

Zdenek Kühn -  Charles University Prague

Peter Orebech – University of  Tromsø School of Law

Siniša Rodin - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Felix Ronkes Agerbeek - Referendaire, European Court of Justice

Branko Smerdel – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Sigmar Stadlmeier - Institut für Völkerrecht Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Stephen Weatherill – University of Oxford

 

Research presentations

 

Maria Decheva, Ph.D. Candidate, Humboldt-University Berlin (HUB), Constitutional Amendment in Bulgaria in Light of Accession to European Union

Dimitry Kochenov, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit Rechten, Europees en Economisch Recht: Shall We Continue To Use It Secretely? The Role of the Council of Europe in the EU’s Pre-accession: Experience of the Fifth Enlargement and the Way Forward

Tanja Marktler, Institut für Völkerrecht Johannes Kepler Universität Linz: Copenhagen Criteria as common basis of the recent enlargement of the European Union and its future development

Irene Michelzon, Ph.D. candidate at Paris II (Pantheon - Assas) – Is there a need for a European civil code?

Lana Ofak, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP Croatia, Approach of the European Court of Justice to Protection of Fundamental Rights and Market Freedoms

Christos Papastylianos, Office of the Greek Ombudsman, Senior Investigator: The process of Enlargment and the Democratic Deficit of EU

Tamara Perišin, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law: Balancing Sovereignty with the Free Movement of Goods in the EU and WTO

Antonija Petričušić –  EURAC, Bolzano: Minority Rights in Candidate Countries as the Component of the European Union’s Conditionality Policy

Kyriaki Topidi – Queens University Belfast: The Past, Present and Future of Minority Rights in the European Union

Monica Vlad – Romanian-German University of Sibiu, Romania: The New Romanian Constitution in View of European Integration

Ivana Vukorepa – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law: New Freedoms in Liberal Professions - Lawyers in Croatia, From Association Process to Member State

Bojan Živadinović – Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro: EU Enlargement and its Influence on Western Balkans

 

Lectures

Sunday

17.30 – 17.45  opening

Marko Petrak, Vice dean, Faculty of Law, Zagreb

Sinisa Rodin, co-director

Monday

09.30 – 10.20 Daniel Halberstam:

10.30 – 11.20 Stephen Weatherill: "Legal Competence - current problems and planned solutions"

coffee break

11.40 – 12.30 Stephen Weatherill: "Legal competence - will the planned solutions work?"

12.40 – 13.30 Daniel Halberstam:

lunch break

15.30 – 16.15 Research presentation and discussion: Tanja Marktler

16.20 – 17.05 Research presentation and discussion: Dimitry Kochenov

17.10 – 18.05 Research presentation and discussion: Ivana Vukorepa

Tuesday

09.30 – 10.20 Zdenek Kühn: First Ten Months: Preliminary Impressions

from Central Europe

10.30 – 11.20 Peter Orebech: The 2004 New Member states: Accessing an International Organization or a State?

coffee break

11.40 – 12.30 Sigmar Stadlmeier: Ten Years Ago: A Case Study on the Austrian EU Referendum

12.40 – 13.30 Zdenek Kühn: Constitutional Adjudication and the EU: First

Constitutional Decisions from Poland and Hungary and Forthcoming from

the Czech Republic and Slovakia

lunch break

15.30 – 16.15 Research presentation and discussion: Tamara Perisin

16.20 – 17.05 Research presentation and discussion: Lana Ofak

17.10 – 18.05 Research presentation and discussion: Irene Michelzon

Wednesday

09.30 – 10.20 Sigmar Stadlmeier: Ten Years After: The dynamics of integration

10.30 – 11.20 Siniša Rodin: Speculating Fundamental Rights Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice

coffee break

11.40 – 12.30 Tamara Capeta: Indirect Effect in Pre-accession Judicial Practice

12.40 – 13.30 Peter Orebech: The implication for trade partners and neighboring states: The “effects doctrine” – illustrated by the extraterritorial effects of European Union acquis on free trade in Shipping Services

lunch break

15.30 – 16.15 Research presentation and discussion: Bojan Živadinovic

16.20 – 17.05 Research presentation and discussion: Antonija Petricusic

17.10 – 18.05 Research presentation and discussion: Kyriaki Topidi

Thursday

09.30 – 10.20 Monica Claes: Constitutionalising Europe at its source

10.30 – 11.20 Siniša Rodin: Functionalism, Realism and Building the Energy Market in South-East Europe

coffee break

11.40 - 12.30 Felix Ronkes Agerbeek

12.40 – 13.30 Tamara Capeta: EU Legal Instruments in the Constitutional

Treaty : A Simplification?

lunch break

15.30 – 16.15 Research presentation and discussion: Christos Papasitylianos

16.20 – 17.05 Research presentation and discussion: Monica Vlad

17.10 – 18.05 Research presentation and discussion: Marija Decheva

Friday

09.30 – 10.20  Felix Ronkes Agerbeek

10.30 – 11.20  Monica Claes: The national courts' EU mandate and the Constitutional Treaty

Closing

Seminar is followed by the Symposium

 

 

Symposium, March 4-5

National Legal Concerns in Negotiating Accession to the EU

 

11.30 Opening

Branko Smerdel, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law – dean

Representative of the Ministry of European Integration

Aleksandra Markić-Boban, Representative of IRZ

 

Presentation of the EU Accession Observatory

Siniša Rodin, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

 

12.00 Session I. Experiences of new and  old  Member States (The most significant elements of legal reform)

 

Saša Sever – Sasa Sever, Law clerk at the European Court of Justice: Preliminary reference proceeding and preaccession negotiations

Urša Pondelek – European Parliament: The role of national parliaments in negotiations for the EU Membership - Slovenian experience

Discussion

12.50 - 13.00 Coffee break

Steven Blockmans, T.M.C. Asser Institut: – Legal Concerns of EU Member States in Accession Negotiations with Western Balkan States

Veith Mehde, University of Hamburg: - Freedom to provide services - How to avoid the race to the bottom?"

Discussion

 

13.50 - 15.30 Lunch break

 

15.30 Session II. Concerns of not-yet-Member-States (Key elements of legal reform and major problems)

 

Peter Orebech – Norway

Monika Jozon – Romania

Tatjana Petruševska – Macedonia

Discussion

 

16.20 - 16.30 Coffee break

 

16.30 Session 3 III. Specific areas  (How compliance with membership requirements affects a specific field?)

 

Branko Smerdel – Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: Europeization of Legal Profession in Croatia

Damir Grubiša – Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb:

Discussion

 

17.40 - 17.50 Coffee break

 

Višnja Samardžija, Institute of International Relations, Zagreb: Preparations for negotiations and expected economic impacts

Siniša Petrović – Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: competition law

Discussion

18.40 End of day 1

Saturday

 

9.00

 

Jasminka Pecotić - Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb: Recent developments in Croatian competition law:  2003-2004

Damir Kaufman - Ministry of Finance, Republic of Croatia: state aids

Discussion

 

9.50 - 10.00 Coffee break

 

Tatjana Josipović – Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: Harmonization Of The Croatian Civil Law with the Acquis Communautaire

Siniša Rodin, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: Independence of Judges under Art. 57 of the the Croatian Draft Judiciary Act: An obstacle for EU Membership?

Zlata Đurđević – Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: Implementation of the European Arrest Warrant in Croatia

 

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee break

 

Nikoleta Radionov Radenković – Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb:,Harmonization Of The Croatian Transport Legislation With The Acquis Communautaire According To The SAA: Case Study: Road Transport Act

Jasenko Marin - Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: State Aid in Maritime Transport

Discussion

 

12.30 Conclusions and closing


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