Giorgio Maganza


Although a tribute to Jean-Claude Piris could easily stretch through the whole spectrum of European Union law-which broadened in part thanks to his active contribution over the twenty-year term when he served as Legal Adviser to the Council of the European Union, the European Council, and several intergovernmental conferences for the reform of the treaties-it is appropriate to devote the following lines to the theme of institutional strengthening, which always attracted his consideration and thinking and to which he contributed some illuminating and forward-looking writings; and it is tempting to do so in the light of a specific feature that presently keeps him busy as a Senior Fellow in New York: "Two-Speed Europe."