Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege

Peter Van Elsuwege is Professor of European Union law, specialised in EU external relations and institutional law. His research activities essentially focus on the legal and political consequences of EU enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Author of several peer-review articles in international journals and books. Holder of a teaching module on “the legal dimension of EU external relations” at Ghent University. He has also been involved in several research projects on EU external relations and has given many guest lectures at conferences abroad (e.g. Estonian School of Diplomacy, College of Europe, Comenius University, Harvard University, Mykolas Romeris University, Manchester University, Leiden University).

  • ‘EU Governance of External Energy Relations: The Challenges of a Rule-Based Market Approach’, in: F. Ambtenbrink & D. Kochenov, European Union’s Shaping of the International Legal Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013)
  • ‘Variable Geometry in the European Neighbourhood Policy. The Principle of Differentiation and its Consequences’, in: E. Lannon (ed.), The European Neighbourhood Policy’s Challenges (Berlin: Peter Lang 2012), pp. 59-84
  • (with R. Petrov) ‘Article 8 TEU: towards a new generation of agreements with the neighbouring countries of the European Union?’, 36 European Law Review (2011), pp. 688-703
  • ‘EU External Action after the Collapse of the Pillar Structure: In Search of a New Balance Between Delimitation and Consistency’, 47 Common Market Law Review (2010), pp. 987-1019
  • (with S. Adam & P. Devisscher) ‘Chronique de jurisprudence communautaire. Les relations extérieures ‘(1 janvier 2006-31 décembre 2008)’, 47 Cahiers de droit Europeén (2009), pp. 465-548
  • ‘On the Boundaries between the EU’s First and Second Pillar. A Comment on the ECOWAS Judgment of the European Court of Justice’, 15 Columbia Journal of European Law (2009), pp. 531-548
  • From Soviet Republics to EU Member States: A Legal and Political Assessment of the Baltic States’ Accession to the EU (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff 2008), 583 pp. (2 volumes)
  • ‘The Four Common Spaces: New Impetus to the EU-Russia Strategic Partnership?’, in A. Dashwood & M. Maresceau (eds.), Law and Practice of EU External Relations – Salient Features of a Changing Landscape (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2008), pp. 326-351
  • ‘Promoting Democracy in the EU’s Neighbourhood: Lessons from the Pre-Accession Strategy’, in A. Kasekamp & H. Pääbo (eds.), Promoting Democratic Values in The Enlarging Europe: The Changing Role of the Baltic States from Importers to Exporters (Tartu: Tartu University Press 2006), pp. 40-52
  • ‘The Northern Dimension Partnerships: A Model for Co-operation with the EU’s Neighbours?’, in S. Liekis & R. Trimakas (eds.), The European Union and its New Neighbours: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities (Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University 2006), pp. 26-45

full list of publications is available here.