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JMCE EU Policy Talk Webinar: “The Rule of Law in Hungary: Will the EU’s new instruments make a difference?” by Nanette Neuwahl and Charles Kovacs

February 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Location:CES Zoom Room (Online)

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is pleased to host an EU Policy Talk, “The Rule of Law in Hungary: Will the EU’s New Instruments Make a Difference?” with Professor Nanette Neuwahl and Mr. Charles Kovacs.

In December 2020, the European Union adopted Regulation 2020/2092, putting in place a system of rule of law conditionality for the use of the EU budget. Hungary’s legal challenge to the Regulation has delayed its implementation. The presenters will situate Hungary’s current state of affairs regarding the rule of law, evaluate the proposed mechanism for the protection of the EU budget in Regulation 2020/2092, and explore its benefits, limitations and potential. The presentation will be followed with a question/answer period with attendees.

Nanette Neuwahl is Professor at the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Université de Montréal, and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law. She specializes in European Union law (constitutional law and external relations) and is a co-editor of European Foreign Affairs Review (Kluwer Law International). Previously she served as Director of Studies at College of Europe (Natolin campus).

Charles Kovacs is a former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lapcom Publishing Co Ltd., Budapest. Following this appointment, he became Head of the Budapest office of BZW and Barclay’s Bank Representative Office for Hungary and Slovenia. He has served as a Senior Advisor at Citibank and Arthur Anderson and has worked with OECD and UNCTAD on projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, the Middle East and Kenya. He graduated from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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