Towards a European legal culture: European Law Institute in Vienna takes up work

Yesterday, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Union’s Justice Commissioner, inaugurated the first working meeting of the European Law Institute.
Just one year after the idea to establish the Institute was first born, the body is now up and running. It will hold its first working meeting to discuss the Commission’s proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law. Founded in June, with its seat in Vienna, the Institute aims to improve legal consistency in Europe by providing practical advice to policymakers and authorities and to further develop EU law.
It is an independent non-profit organisation bringing together legal practitioners and academics from all over Europe. The Institute will make an important contribution to the EU’s wider goal of building a European area of law and justice.

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