Miklós Király is a Professor of Law and since 2008 is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He is the Head of the department of International Private Law and European Economic Law and the Director of ELTE European Research and Documentation Centre.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Law in 1998 at Eötvös Loránd University. His research focuses on EU economic law and international private law, and on the cultural aspects of EU law. He is author of several books and articles on European Law, Civil Law and International Private Law.
He has been legal counsel at Metalimpex Foreign Trade Company (1985-1986), senior counsel at the Prime Minister's Office (1990-1992), member of the board of State Property Agency (1992-1994) and adviser on EU law at the Ministry of Social and Family Affairs (1998-2001). Adviser of the President of the Republic of Hungary between 2002-2005.
EU Law and Institutions
This module is primarily focused on introducing the fundamentals of EU law. However, the program reflects to some new challenges the EU has to face with. In particular, the course examines different aspects of the institutional structure and functioning of the European Union, such as: Brief history and development of the European Union; The institutions of the EU: European Council, European Parliament, Council of Ministers, European Commission; European Court of Justice, European Central Bank, Court of Auditors; European integration and languages; Competences of the EU and the adoption of secondary measures; The nature of EU law: supremacy and direct effect; The general principles of EU law: subsidiarity, fundamental rights, proportionality, equality and non-discrimination; The prohibition of discrimination on grounds of nationality; EU citizenship; UK and the EU – the Brexit process; The future of the EU.