Hungarian Hub Inaugural Conference on Brexit


The 11th ELI Hub was Inaugurated on 14 September 2018 in Budapest.

With immense commitment, Miklós Király, Professor at the Department of International Private Law and European Economic Law at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Law, initiated the launch of the ELI Hungarian Hub at its Inaugural Conference on 14 September 2018 in Budapest.

In her opening speech, ELI President Christiane Wendehorst stated: ‘On behalf of the ELI, I heartily welcome our Hungarian Members of ELI and I am happy that we now have formally established the ELI Hungarian Hub. This will allow us to better integrate the Hungarian perspective into topical projects to improve the law across Europe’.

The Conference, organised by the Faculty of Law at the ELTE University, with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Justice, focused on the future relationship between the UK and the EU following Brexit. The keynote speech was delivered by Steven Peers, Professor at the School of Law, University of Essex, and was followed by presentations from experts from the ELTE Law Faculty and other international universities. More than 100 participants followed the presentations on various legal issues such as judicial cooperation in criminal matters, free movement of people and international economic aspects like the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) importance, as well as on challenges relating to Brexit, which sparked much debate.

Wendehorst, who was accompanied by Chair of the ELI Membership Committee Walter Doralt, also had interesting discussions on the currently difficult legal situation in Hungary with János Bóka, State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Hungary, and Zoltán Nemessányi, Deputy State Secretary for International Judicial Cooperation.


Please find the agenda of the event here.