Jean-Claude Piris Speaks at Weissman

Director General of the Legal Service, Council of the European Union, discusses his book, The Constitution for Europe

Jean-Claude PirisIt is a pleasure to welcome Jean-Claude Piris to Baruch College on
Monday, April 20th
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Newman Conference Center 763

There is much confusion over the ‘Constitution’, and this book provides an in-depth legal analysis of the institutional aspects of the Constitutional Treaty which, if ratified by the 25 EU Member States, would govern the European Union. Piris argues that, despite its ratification being rejected by the French and the Netherlands referenda in 2005, the treaty should not be discarded, as it will inevitably be the point of departure for the future of European integration. He places this analysis in an historical and political context and explains the origin, meanings and legal and political effects of all proposed changes to the present treaties.– (Synopsis from Cambridge University Press)

This event is co-sponsored by:

Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Weissman Center for International Business

U.S. Europe Seminar

European Union Studies Center at the CUNY Graduate Center

The Europe Society



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