21 – 22 November 2014, International Conference Shaping Constitutional Rules for a Balanced Budget (Bucharest, Romania)

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Shaping constitutional rules for a balanced budget

Summary of presentations and discussions
Detailed programme 
Concept Paper

Videos of presentations and debates

Introductory remarks
- Mircea  DUMITRU, Welcoming speech (in english)
- Simina-Elena TANASESCU, Introductory discours (in french)
- Eric OLIVA, Presentation of the ANR-ANCS research projet (in french)

I. Constitutional rules and balanced budget 
- Christian STARCK, Financial Constitution and budgetary discipline - how the balanced budget rule became a constitutional principle (in french)
- Gilbert ORSONI, Substantial definition of a balanced budget - from an economic principle to a legal principle and to constitutional rules implemented through legal norms (in french)
- Marc VERDUSSEN, On the need of a constitutional rule on deficit and debt (in french)
Discussions :
- Questions from the audience and answers from the members of the panel

II. Balanced budget and separation of powers 
- Daphne BARAK, Balanced budget rule and horizontal separation of powers in Israel (in english)
- Martin BELOV, A new approach to the horizontal separation of powers throug the balanced budget rule (in english)
- Simona GHERGHINA, Balanced budget and vertical separation of powers (in english)
- Bogdan IANCU, Balanced budget and transversality - financial independence of independent agencies (in english)
- Mircea MINEA, Budget between equilibrium and accrobatie, the romanian experience (in french)
Discussions :
- Questions and remarks from the audience and answers from the panel - (part I) (partII)

III. Balanced budget and its impact beyond law
- Christoph SCHALTEGGER, The influence of economic theories on legal rules pertaining to the balanced budget - the Swiss experience (in english)
- George KATROUGALOS, The influence of international organizations on the balanced budget (in english)
- Mariana RODRIGUES CANOTILHO, The influence of the balanced budget rule on the protection of fundamental rights - the case of Portugal (in english)
- Andrian-Paul ILIESCU, The influence of the balanced budget rule on political solidarity (in english)
- Axel GOSSERIES, Balanced Budget and future generations - philosophical aspects(in english)
Discussions :
- Questions from the audieance : remark n°1, n°2 and answer, final remarks and answers
- Answers and remarks by the panel members : answer n°1, n°2, n°3
- Didier MAUS, Conclusive remarks

Media coverage

Presentation of the event by our partners :
- on the site of Association Franco-roumaine des Juristes (in french)
- on the site of the International Association of Constitutional Law (in english)

Cover of the conference in the high education milieu and official institutions :
- on the site of the French Embassy in Bucharest (in french)
- on the site of the French Institute of Romania (in french)
- on the site of the University of Bucharest (in romanian)
- on the site of the Faculty of Law (in romanian)
- on the site of Edumanager (in romanian)
- on the site of the Computarized Educational System - SEI (in romanian)
- on the portal of the romanian public administration (in romanian)

Cover of the conference in the romanian academic research community :
- on the site of the Villa Noël (in french)
- on the site of the online review of the University of Bucharest (in romanian)
- on the site of Faculty (in romanian)

The conference as reflected in the romanian legal community :
- on the site Juridice (in romanian)
- on the site Top Legal (in english)
- on the site Curiecul Judiciar (in romanian)
- on the site InfoLegal (in romanian)
- on the site of the romanian legal editor Beck (in romanian)

The conference as reflected in the romanian economic community:
- on the site Economistul (in romanian)

The conference within the general public :
- on the site of the official romanian press agency Agerpress (in romanian)
- on the romanian press review site Ziare (in romanian)
- on the site of the newspaper Adevarul (in romanian)
- on the site of the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului (in romanian)
- on the news site Evenimentebiz (in romanian)
- on the news site Ultimele Stiri (in romanian)
- on the news site Ziarepenet (in romanian)
- on the news site Ziarelive (in romanian)

 

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20 – 26 July 2014, Congress of the International Association of Comparative Law (Vienna, Austria) – Section on Constitutional law

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16 – 20 June 2014, Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (Oslo, Norway)

Workshop 12 :„Constitutions and Financial Crisis” - The Romanian team was present at this event with two papers.
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25-26 February 2014 Kick-off workshop (Bucharest, Romania)

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FCBB - Versiunea Română

Acest proiect de cercetare este sprijinit printr-un grant al Ministerului Educației, CNCS - UEFISCDI, proiect nr. PN-II-ID-JRP-RO-FR-2012-0137.

FCBB - English Version

This research project is supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Education, CNCS-UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-ID-JRP-RO-FR-2012-0137.

FCBB - Version Française

Ce projet de recherche est financé par le Ministère de l'Éducation, CNCS - UEFISCDI, projet no. PN-II-ID-JRP-RO-FR-2012-0137.