09 Jun 2023
14:00  - 18:00

Auditorium of the Institute for European Global Studies

Öffentliche Veranstaltung

Book Launch and Workshop: «Switzerland and the EU: A Challenging Relationship»

Edited by Marc Maresceau und Christa Tobler

14:00 Welcome

14:15 Presentation 1 plus discussion:Prof. Dr. Andreas Müller (Basel University), The ambiguity of solidary in the external relations of the EU: Switzerland as a case in point

14:55 Presentation 2 plus discussion: Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Gstöhl (College of Europe, Bruges), How Can Associated Neighbouring Countries Influence EU Law and Policies?

15:35 Tea / coffee break

16:05 Presentation 3 plus discussion: Ass.Prof. Dr. Allan Tatham (University San Pablo CEU, Madrid), The 'Awkward Partners' Team Up: The Role of a Potential Anglo-Swiss Axis in EU Relations

17:30 The book

18:00 End of workshop

About the Book
What makes the relationship between Switzerland and the EU so challenging? For both parties, mutual relations are of crucial importance, not least economically. As a result of the Swiss voters’ rejection of the European Economic Area 30 years ago, there is at present a large number of agreements agreements that provide for Switzerland's partial participation in the EU's internal market as well as other matters. At the same time, there has now for more than a decade been an increasing degree of institutional and legal uncertainty. The present volume offers an inventory of different sides of this special relationship, which is interesting also in a comparative context.

Switzerland and the EU: A Challenging Relationship was published in the spring of 2023 with Brill/Nijhoff.

About the Editors
Marc Maresceau is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in EU Legal Studies, Ghent European Law Institute, Ghent University; Visiting Professor College of Europe and Natolin. His main field of research is EU external relations concentrating on EU bilateral relations. He was consultant/academic expert for various projects of the European Commission in non-EU countries.

Christa Tobler is Professor of European Law at the Institute for European Global Studies. Her research interests include the legal relations between Switzerland and the European Union as well as issues of equality before the law and discriminations.

If you would like to attend the event, please send an email to europa@clutterunibas.ch.

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