The Lisbon Treaty vs. National Constitution: Is the Question of Supremacy solved?

At the symposium on May 12, political and law experts fom Lithuania and Germany will meet to debate on the key changes in the EU Member States in the light of Lissbon treaty.


In times of globalisation, when the world changes so rapidly, Europe faces new challenges: Globalisation of economy, demographic development, climate change, energy supplies as well as new security challenges. The EU Member States are no longer able to combat the new cross-border challenges alone. The modernization of Europe is inevitable. In order to bring the EU, now uniting 27 Member States, to the new level and make it more efficient in order to be able to combat the new rising challenges, the State and Government leaders have signed the Lisbon treaty on 13 of December 2007 and created a new legal framework for cross-border cooperation within the EU. The Lisbon treaty is a result of governmental conference, at which also the European Commission and European Parliament took part. Moreover the Lisbon treaty was ratified by all 27 EU Member States and according to the Article 6 came into force on Decenber 1, 2009.



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giedrius Viliūnas, Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius, Vice-rector for Studies

Mr. Andreas Klein, Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the Baltic States

Section 1: The Reception of the Idea of Supremacy of European Law by the Constitutional Courts in Germany and Lithuania

10.15-11.30 Prof. Christian Tomuschat, Humboldt University Berlin; lead attorney for the German federal government in the procedure on the constitutionality of the Treaty of Lisbon

11.30-12.15 Prof. Egidijus Jarašiūnas, Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius, Dean of Faculty of Law, former constitutional judge

12.15-13.30 Lunch

Section 2: Roundtable: Scholarly and Political Views on the Question of Supremacy

13.30-15.30 Chair: Dr. Giedrius Viliūnas, Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius, Head of the Department of International Law

Mr. Christian Kremer, Deputy Secretary General of European People´s Party (EPP)

Prof. Gediminas Mesonis, Mykolas Romeris University, Head of the Department of Constitutional Law

Assoc. Prof. Inga Daukšienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Department of International and EU Law

Assoc. Prof. Gintaras Aleknonis, Mykolas Romeris University, Department of Management theory

Assoc. Prof. Pavelas Ravluševičius, Mykolas Romeris University, Department of International and EU Law

Simultaneous translation into Lithuanian and German will be provided.

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