European Union Law and Government

2017 Oct 30

The Decline of the International Rule of Law?

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CES Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA

This Talk by the Chairman of the International Law Commission in the United Nations will examine the role of international law in a changing global order. Prof. Nolte will provide his insights on whether it would it be appropriate to revisit classical elements of international law in order to react to structural changes, which may give rise to a more polycentric or non-polar world order. The event is co-sponsored by the Harvard European Law Association and Prof. Martínez will be the Chair.

Speaker: Prof. Georg Nolte, Chairman UN’s International...

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2017 Oct 25

The Future of Work and Welfare – A German Perspective

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CES Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA
Dr. Neufiend will lay out how major stakeholders in Germany are currently discussing the digital transformation, and particularly its effects on the labor market and the welfare system. He will then present the structure and key findings of a comprehensive dialogue process on the future of work and welfare, initiated by the German Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. He will elaborate on specific challenges Germany faces based on its institutional set-up, vis-à-vis other varieties of capitalism. He concludes by describing policy options currently being discussed within the German government and public sphere, and will offer more general suggestions on how to reform the “German model” to adapt it to the digital age.... Read more about The Future of Work and Welfare – A German Perspective
2017 Oct 16

Transatlantic Tax Forum

Mon - Tue, Oct 22 to Oct 23, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

In recent years, the European Commission has ordered EU Member States to recover millions of euros from companies that had received State support in the form of preferential tax treatment, mostly granted by means of advance tax rulings and in some cases connected with unintended tax advantages arising from the exploitation of cross-border tax disparities. The issuing of such orders constituted the first major bulk of procedures enforcing the prohibition of State aids in tax matters and affecting mainly (though not exclusively) US multinational enterprises.

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2017 Oct 18

EU and US Strategies for Competitive Tax Policies

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CES Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA

Global competition engages the EU and the US in a battle for competitive tax policies. The prohibition of State aids and the compatibility of export subsidies with WTO will be tackled among other issues. The panelists will evaluate how EU and the US are re-shaping their tax systems. The dichotomy between national and supranational competences on tax matters inside the EU represent an additional element of complexity in the development of the external strategy of the European Union in this field.

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2017 Oct 12

The Hunger Games: Winners and Losers in the Coordination and Implementation of Eurozone Austerity Policies

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CES Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA
The Eurozone crisis exposed weakness in the administrational structure of EU Member States, particularly those financially most vulnerable. When receiving financial assistance from the EU and the IMF, domestic administrations have faced a new legal and institutional landscape. They had to negotiate with the Troika and implement the corresponding Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) under the pressure of strict deadlines and “conditionality” clauses.
2016 Nov 17

Spanish and European International Arbitration: Institutional and Practitioner Perspectives

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hauser Hall Room 102 Cambridge, MA 02138 United States (Law School)

RCC gladly co-sponsors and welcomes Francisco Malaga and Javier Iscar de Hoyos to speak about the state of play on the Spanish and European international arbitration scene. Francisco Malaga, as the head of Linklater’s Spain practice, will offer a viewpoint from the practitioner’s side, while Javier Iscar de Hoyos, as head of the European Center of Arbitration, will offer an institutional perspective.  

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2016 Nov 17

Panel on “alternative dispute resolutions from a transatlantic perspective”

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, CES, Hoffmann room

One of the elements that differentiate the US and Europe is the way conflicts among institutions and individuals are solved up. The decision about judicialization of conflicts does not affect citizen’s quality of life, but it also affects the effectiveness and efficiency both in social and economic effects. The panel bring three prestigious experts that work both in the private and public sectors. They will present a vision on how the European Union and members states are working on the alternative dispute resolutions from a comparative perspective with the US.

Speakers:...

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2016 Nov 14

2016 Summit on the Future of Europe

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

The Summit on the Future of Europe is an initiative of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). Launched in 2014, this annual conference aims to convene eminent scholars and public leaders at Harvard in order to debate critical challenges facing Europe.... Read more about 2016 Summit on the Future of Europe

2016 Oct 21

The EU and the US before the New Global Challenges: Trade and International Taxation from a Transatlantic Perspective

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

We are currently living one of the most fascinating moments in the history of international taxation, which are of interest also for understanding the general EU-US relations.... Read more about The EU and the US before the New Global Challenges: Trade and International Taxation from a Transatlantic Perspective

2016 Apr 28

Who is to Blame? Reflections on Eurozone Decision-Making Processes and Governance During the Economic Crisis

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall

RCC is pleased to announce this event at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, featuring Joaquín AlmuniaFormer Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, 2010-2014.... Read more about Who is to Blame? Reflections on Eurozone Decision-Making Processes and Governance During the Economic Crisis

2016 Apr 15

Challenges in North Africa after the Arab Spring: Visions from a Transatlantic Perspective

Registration Closed 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall

RCC is pleased to announce this event at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, featuring Bernardino León, General Director, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Former Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.... Read more about Challenges in North Africa after the Arab Spring: Visions from a Transatlantic Perspective

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