4/14/22, 3:32 PM
Organised by MCC, and its Public Law Center, in cooperation with Constitutional Discourse, the President of the European Public Law Organization, Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, has visited Budapest between 11-12 April. During the two days, he has met several heads of the different centers from MCC and the colleagues of the Law School, but also participated in a roundtable discussing the current topics and trends in European constitutional discourse with Rodrigo Ballester, Lénárd Sándor, Kálmán Pócza and Márton Sulyok. During the roundtable, in a back-and-forth of questions between the panelists, Prof. Flogaitis has highlighted the diversity of the Member States of the EU through the example of his home country, Greece, and called attention to the fact of Member States’ viewpoints, with special focus on their different „constitutional pasts”. The EPLO President talked about his views on European integration, the current and future role of politics and the very different roles of politician and judges. In addition, he addressed the concurrent, different interpretations of the rule of law in this context. He emphasized the relationship of the Court of Justice of the EU and national constitutional courts.