Jacques ZILLER

Visiting Professor
www.unive.it/people/jacques.ziller (personal record)
Department of Economics
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.economics

Born in Paris on 14 September 1951, French and Italian citizen. Resident in Italy, since 1998

Education :

Higher education at the Universities of Paris II Panthéon Assas and Paris IV Paris Sorbonne and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Doctorate in law, graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Licencié ès lettres (German literature and language) at the University of Paris IV.

Career :

Lecturer in legal language then assistant in public law at the University of Paris II (1976-1985). University Professor, Public Law Section 1988, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne since 1992. Professor at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI) 1998 - 2007. Professore ordinario di diritto dell'Unione europea, Università di Pavia since 1 October 2007. Retired on 1 October 2021.

Specialised in research and continuing education of senior administrative staff, particularly in European Union law. President of the Societas Iuris Publici Eurpoaei (SIPE) from July 2016 to July 2022. Coordinator of ReNEUAL (EU Administrative Law Research Network) since 2010.

He has taught EU law since 1980 at the Universities of Paris-II Panthéon Assas, Paris 1 Panthéno-Sorbonne (in French), the University of Pavia (in Italian), as well as at the European University Institute in Fiesole and the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (in French and English).

He was a member of the working group that produced the reports Fundamental Treaty for the European Union (EUI-Centre Robert Schuman, 15 May 2000) and Reforming the Procedures for Revising the Treaties, 31 July 2000. He was an expert for the Committee of the Regions during the European Convention (2002-2003) and a legal expert for the Action Committee for European Democracy (Amato group) 2006-2007). He has carried out numerous works for the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions of the European Union.

Languages :

French (mother tongue); fluent: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch; read: Portuguese.

He is the author, among others, of Advanced Introduction to European Union Law, Edward Elgar, 2020; Diritto delle politiche e delle istituzioni dell'unione europea, Il Mulino, 2013; O Tratado de Lisboa, Texto Editores, 2010; Les nouveaux traités européens: Lisbon et après, LGDJ, 2008; Il nuovo trattato europeo, Il Mulino, 2000; Nowa konstytucja europejska, Wydawnitctwo Naukowe Wydzalu Zarządzania Uniwerstetu Waszawskiego, 2006; The European Constitution, Kluwer Law, 2005; La nouvelle constitution européenne, La Découverte, 2004 and 2005; La nuova costituzione europea, Il Mulino 2003, 2004 and 2006.

He has published numerous articles on European Union law, among which, particularly relevant to the discussion on primacy, amongst others

·         La primauté du droit de l’Union européenne / The primacy of European Union law, Studio a richiesta della Commissione JURI del Parlamento europeo, 2022 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/fr/document/IPOL_STU(2022)732474

·         (Con D.U. Galetta) Bundesverfassungsgericht’s Glaring and Deliberate Breaches of EU Law Based on ‘Unintelligible’ and ‘Arbitrary’ Grounds, European Public Law 27, no. 1 (2021): 63–102 - Les violations flagrantes et délibérées du droit de l’Union par l’arrêt « inintelligible » et « arbitraire » du Bundesverfassungsgericht dans l’affaire Weiss, Revue Trimestrielle de droit européen, 4/2020, pp. 855-887 - ¿Karlsruhe über alles? la insoportable pesadez del juez constitucional alemán (sobre la sentencia del Zweiter Senat del Tribunal constitucional federal alemán del 5 de mayo de 2020 relativa al programa PSPP del Banco central europeo, Revista Española de Derecho Europeo, Núm. 73-74 | Enero – Junio 2020, pp. 179-212 ; Karlsruhe uber alles? Riflessioni a margine di una pronunzia «assolutamente non comprensibile» e « arbitraria» (commento a BVerfG 05.05.2020,2 BvR 859/15, Weiss), in RIDPC, 3-4/2020, pp. 301-347