The Contribution of Joseph H.H. Weiler to EU Law Scholarship

By Giulio Napolitano

The article focuses on Joseph H.H. Weiler’s contribution to the study of EU institutions and their development. Weiler has always sought to enhance the peculiar nature of the European construct and its authentic constitutional dimension, objecting to the narrow interpretations offered by the science of international law. At the same time, he has strongly criticized the artifices of the integration process, calling rather for a rediscovery of the ideas and moral values of the European project: a call that is all the more relevant today, in light of the debt crisis in Europe.