Sustainable Development in Trade Agreements (11 October 2017, Queen’s University Belfast, 2 pm)

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This seminar focuses on the interaction between trade liberalisation and sustainable development in the framework of EU trade agreements, discussing the impact of the ECJ’s ruling on the Free Trade Agreement with Singapoor (presentations by I-Ju Chen,University of Birmingham, Prof. Marc Bungenberg and Angshuman Hazarika, both Saarland University, Germany, and Dr Billy Melo-Araujo, Queen’s University Belfast) as well as options to promote the energy Union strategy (Dr. Ilaria Espa, World Trade Institute), experiences with the Energy Charter Treaty (Ces Verburg, University of Groningen, Netherlands) and the EU China Investment Agreement (Dr Federico Lupo Pasini, Queen’s University Belfast). Full programme here. The summary report here.

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Innovative Approaches to Ecological Sustainability in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities in a global economic crisis

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Friday 26th May 2017, 12.00- 17.00 , Queen’s University Belfast School of Law

This half day event focused on the concept of ecological sustainability, identifying barriers that European Union policy makers face in seeking to achieve this core goal as well as the opportunities for innovative solutions. A report can be viewed HERE


Escaping the ECJ’s jurisdiction by EUXIT?

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Escaping the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is not just one of the goals professed in the White Paper on exiting the EU – it most likely qualifies as one of the Prime Minister’s red lines for any so-called “Brexit Deal”, … Continue reading