23 Februar 2017

Choice Architecture in Democracies

Wer letzte Woche nicht dabei sein konnte beim Launch unseres Buches "Choice Architecture in Democracies" mit Robert Lepenies, Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers, Gerhard Wagner und mir, moderiert von Gudula Geuther, der kann die Diskussion hier noch mal nachhören. Continue reading >>
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14 März 2016

How to Protect European Values: Assessing European Responses to Recent Reforms in Poland

The European Commission announced its decision to further investigate whether the recent reforms of Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal and Public Service Broadcasters are consistent with the rule of law, a common value of the EU. At the same time the Council of Europe´s Venice Commission investigates the reforms at the request of the Foreign Minister of Poland. Are the new mechanism and the evaluation by an expert body fit to protect European constitutional values? A conference organized by the Max Planck Society and Verfassungsblog searches for answers. Continue reading >>
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07 März 2016

Poland and Europe: live on Verfassungsblog

How to deal with Poland? On Friday, the Council of Europe's Venice Commission will decide on its opinion of the Polish government's recent attempt to clip the wings of the Constitutional Tribunal – a hugely controversial issue not just in Poland. On Monday, the Venice Commission's rapporteur Christoph Grabenwarter will be our guest at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Max Planck Society in coooperation with Verfassungsblog. Continue reading >>
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