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The European Union’s „New Defence Policy“: European Military Integration in an Interdisciplinary Perspective

January 17January 18

Convener: Jelena von Achenbach, Junior Professor of Public Law, Justus Liebig University, Giessen

Venue: Dekanatssitzungssaal, Fachbereich 01 – Rechtswissenschaft, Licher Straße 72, 1st Floor.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

10:00–10:30 Arrival of Participants, Coffee

10:30–11:00 Welcome and Introduction by Convener

I. EU Defence Policy between the Need for Cooperation and National Sovereignty


Sebastian Graf von Kielmannsegg: The Principles of EU Defence Policy: Historical Development – Lessons for the Future?

Daniel Fiott: The EU’s New Defence Policy in Context – Political Motives and Momentum 12:45–14:30 Lunch at Restaurant


Falk Ostermann: Sovereignty No More? The Potential of PESCO for Overcoming the Autonomy-Integration Conundrum – A French Perspective

Moritz Weiss: Europeanization of Core State Powers: How Did the EU Secure the Member States’ Consensus on National Defence Procurement and Defence Market Integration?

Coffee Break 16:30–17:15

Jelena von Achenbach: EU Defence Policy – Beyond the Distinction Supranational/Intergovernmental Dinner at Restaurant

Friday, 18 January 2019

II. Issues of Legitimacy: Military Integration, Democratic Legitimacy and the International Rule of Law


Felix Arndt: Parliamentary Control of Multinational Military Capabilities in the EU Context
Anna Mrozek: The Military and Modern Constitutionalism: Execution of Military Force under the Rule of Law

and Implications for Supranational Military Cooperation

Paulina Starski: Multinational Military Operations of the EU and Questions of Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts

Coffee Break

III. Military Integration and the EU’s Finality


Carolyn Moser: The Civil-Military Nexus in EU Security and Defence Activities
Jürgen Bast: (How) Is the Militarization Linked to the Territorialization of the EU?
12:30–13:15 Concluding Discussion; Outlook and Wrap-Up by Convener over Light Lunch

Please register at sekretariat-Jun.Prof@recht.uni-giessen.de


January 17
January 18


Justus Liebig University Gießen


Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Licher Straße 68
Gießen, 35394 Germany
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