The complex relationships between law and politics have undergone quite remarkable changes over the past few decades. Commentators and researchers have been particularly alerted to the twin phenomena of the politicization of law and the legalization of politics. During periods of constitutional legislative effort, the correlation between law and politics is thrust even further into the foreground. Constitutional… Tovább
It is an honour for me to speak at this conference, where experts and especially judges from various European countries exchange their views and experiences on constitutional questions. I will speak to you about common fundamental values and how they relate to national preferences, which may differ from country to country. We have quite some constitutional differences between European countries, so there is food… Tovább
Obwohl die Grundwerte des Unionsrechts und der Verfassungen der Mitgliedstaaten im Allgemeinen miteinander harmonisieren, ist Kollision zwischen den Elementen der von der Verfassung beschützten nationalen Identität und dem Unionsrecht nicht auszuschließen. Dieser potentielle Konflikt als eines der schwierigsten und heikelsten Probleme der europäischen Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit ist… Tovább
Honorable ladies and gentlemen,
Allow me to begin by thanking our hosts for their kind invitation and for providing an opportunity to ponder several phenomena which are connected to this space we exist in and which we, to a great extent, share. We may see it as symbolic that we meet in a year when we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the events which led to the replacement of Central and Eastern European totalitarian… Tovább
Constitutional identity of a member state of the European Union as Hungary is can be examined from – at least – two points of view, with reference to the own constitutional tradition reflected by the Constitution (the Fundamental law in the case of Hungary) and with reference to the European Law. My conviction is that the two approaches may not result in contradictory conclusions, and that in our case there is really no… Tovább
Our meeting focuses on the theme of the constitutional identity of the European Union (EU), a theme that is successfully summarized by the term “Eudentity”. This term evokes the phrase “united in diversity”, the motto of the EU that conveys a core feature of the European juridical space, where common values and national particularities are called upon to coexist in an equilibrium that must be continually sought.