Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016 (all-day) and Thursday 21 April 2016 (morning)
Venue: College of Europe in Bruges (the Verversdijk Compus), Belgium
Reflecting the ‘power bargain’ struck between the Member States and their Union,
determining the limits of the authority of the EU as well as the limits of the authority of
the Member States, the issue of competence division is of fundamental, even
existential, importance. It defines the nature of the EU as a polity, as well as the identity
of the Member States. Or so the story goes….