On 26 October 2012, Gary Low and Elise Muir (Maastricht University) organise a conference on the theme 'EU law in the private sphere - helping hand or officious intermeddler?' As they write in the conference announcement:
'The aim of this one-day international conference is to evaluate EU Law’s evolution from one initially limited to the sphere of public law to its increasing stake in regulating private relationships. Such an evaluation has fundamental and applied consequences for how a multi-levelled European legal order ought to be regulated: What is the extent to which EU Law’s regulation of private relationships is justifiable? How is the State’s traditional role affected? What is its impact on the current system of rights and remedies?'
More information and a tentative programme is available on the website of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute.