After his graduation, Maarten A.M.Chr. Koning worked during six years as publisher for the publishing house Wolters Kluwer. From 1991 until 2007, he organized about 100 workshops, conferences and seminars and published four law journals in Central- and East European countries. Since 2008, he has specialized in visual presentations, analyses and publications in history and art as a means of understanding European cooperation, integration and the functioning of the European Union. He graduated from the University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law (MA), University of Leiden, Faculty of Arts, specialization ancient history (MA) and from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Faculty of Humanities, specialization medieval art and art of the nineteenth century (BA). From 2008-2013 he was the project-director of ‘The European Supreme Courts. A Portrait Through History’ (Third Millennium Publishers London 2013). Born in the Netherlands in 1959, he speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish and has notions of Danish, Italian and Czech/Slovak.


The European Spectator monitors, analyses and publishes information from various sources. The contents originate from today’s and ancient documents, books, literature and other writings, museums, archeological findings, interviews and other oral sources and are informative and readable rather than scientific.