The Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL) is committed to the study of European law from an interdisciplinary, transnational, and multilingual perspective. It seeks to foster cooperation between scholars working in the field of European law who are based in Maastricht University and elsewhere.
The scholars of the Maastricht Centre for European Law offer courses in various bachelor's and master's programmes, within the Faculty of Law, but also for example at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and University College Maastricht.
“The EU maintains to respect the constitutional identity of its individual member states. Nonetheless, the meaning of the concept remains vague. What is this constitutional identity made of? When is it violated, and who ought to judge whether this is the case?”
“How to promote innovation and protect human health and the environment and other non-economic values is a continuous challenge for authorities at both EU and national level.”
“Law has always been both an instrument and a constraint in the European integration process: a toolbox to give shape to the cooperation plans of the EU institutions and its member states: and a set of limits for the protection of the separation of powers and the rights of citizens.”
“In terms of competences, the EU is much more powerful than the federal government in the US. The power of national governments and parliaments has already been significantly restricted.”
“You can’t apply arguments to Islam that you don’t apply to your own religious community. This is an area plagued by hypocrisy, and that’s what I’d like to get rid of.”
The project entitled REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders (RECIPES) will address the topical question as to how to protect health and safety of persons and the environment whilst promoting innovation.
We are pleased to share with you the latest issue of the MCEL Annual Report. We hope that this will help us to learn yet more from each other!
The board of editors of the European Constitutional Law Review invites submissions for its 2018 EuConst Colloquium, which will be held in Amsterdam on 5 October 2018.
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