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European Law – Developed behind Closed Doors and Kept Inside?

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

The people constitutes the legitimate basis of the legislative process. Do European legislative processes lack a ‘European people’ legitimising them and acting as the necessary public? Which measures can and should be taken to establish and preserve the citizens’ confidence in European law?

Former Justice, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Former Minister of the Interior; Justice, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Karlsruhe
Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
Bureau Chief, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Brussels
Professor of Private Law, University of Vienna; President, European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna Chair

Dr. Maria BERGER

Former Justice, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

1979-1984 Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Öffentliches Recht und Politikwissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck
1984-1988 Stellvertretende Abteilungsleiterin, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien
1988-1989 Sachbearbeiterin für EU-Fragen, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
1989-1992 Leiterin, Abteilung für Integrationspolitische Koordination, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
  (Vorbereitung des Beitritts Österreichs zur Europäischen Union)
1993-1994 Direktorin, EFTA-Überwachungsbehörde, Genf und Brüssel
1995-1996 Vizepräsidentin, Donau-Universität Krems
1996-2007 Abgeordnete, Europäischen Parlaments & Mitglied des Rechtsausschusses
1997-2009 Mitglied, Gemeinderat der Stadtgemeinde Perg
2002-2003 Stellvertretendes Mitglied, Europäischen Konvents zur Zukunft Europas
2007-2008 Bundesministerin für Justiz, Wien
2008-2009 Abgeordnete, Europäischen Parlaments & Mitglied des Rechtsausschusses
2009-2019 Richterin, Europäisches Gerichtshof, Luxembourg

Prof. Dr. Peter Michael HUBER

Former Minister of the Interior; Justice, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Karlsruhe

1992 Professor; Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
1995-1998 Member of the German Bundestag s Study Commission for the Overcoming of the Consequences of the SED Dictatorship in the Process of German Unity
1996-2002 Judge at the Higher Administrative Court (Oberverwaltungsgericht) of Thuringia (in addition to his regular duties)
2001 Professor; Chair of Public Law and Law of European Integration, Bayreuth University
2001 Visiting Professor, University of Turku
2002 Professor; Chair of Public Law and State Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
2006 Visiting Professor, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
2007-2009 Member of the Constitutional Court (Staatsgerichtshof) of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
2009 Visiting Professor, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
2009-2010 Minister of the Interior of the Free State of Thuringia
since 2010 Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court (Second Senate), Karlsruhe

Dr. Tatjana JOSIPOVIC

Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

 Tatjana Josipovi is a professor of civil law of Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. She teaches courses in Civil Law, European Private Law and Land Registry Law. Before she joined the University in 1987, she practised in the legal office. She acted as a member of the working groups that drafted the Inheritance Act, Proparty Act, Land Registry Act, Agricultural Land ect.
 Professor Josipovi was a vice dean of the University of Zagreb School of Law; a head of the task-force preparing Croatia's accession negotiations in the chapter Right of Establishment and Freedom to Provide Services and member of the task-force preparing accession negotiations in the chapter Free Movement of Capital.

Dr. Raimund LÖW

Bureau Chief, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Brussels

 Studium der Neueren Geschichte und Politikwissenschaften, Universitäten Lausanne (CH) und Wien
 Aktiv in der Wiener Studentenbewegung
 Historische Forschungen zu zeitgeschichtlichen Themen und Lehrtätigkeit an verschiedenen Universitäten
 Mitarbeit, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung
 Referate und Beiträge auf Internationalen Historikerkongressen in Linz, Mexico City, Amsterdam
 Lehrtätigkeit, Universitäten Nottingham, Wien, Salzburg und Innsbruck
 Forschungstätigkeit, Amsterdam, Zagreb, Belgrad und Ljubljana
 Seit Mitte der 80er-Jahre Schwerpunkt auf aktueller journalistischer Berichterstattung im Österreichischen Rundfunk (ORF), Wien
1991-1997 sowie
2003-2007 Korrespondent und Büroleiter, ORF-Büro, Washington
seit 2007 Büroleiter, ORF-Büro, Brüssel

Dr. LL.M Christiane C. WENDEHORST

Professor of Private Law, University of Vienna; President, European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna

1993-1998 Doctorate in law and Habilitation, LMU Munich
1997-1998 Master of Laws, University of Cambridge
1998-1999 Gerd-Bucerius-Chair for Comparative Law and Legal Harmonisation in the Baltic Sea Region, University of Greifswald
1999-2008 Professor of Private Law, Medical Law, Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law (Chair), University of Göttingen
2000-2008 Managing Director, Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies, Göttingen
since 2008 Professor of Private Law (Chair), Department of Civil Law, University of Vienna
since 2011 Founding Member and currently President of the European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna
since 2015 Chair, Private Law Section, Austrian Jurists Association (ÖJT), Vienna
since 2017 Chair, Academy Council, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna