The project, run by the EUI Law Department and funded by the EUI Research Council (2013-2015), aims to analyze the constitutional implications of Euro-crisis law in the legal system of the 28 Member States. By Euro-crisis law we mean the legal instruments adopted at European or international level in reaction to the Eurozone crisis.
The study pursues the following objectives:
- To provide an open-access research tool, based on a set of reports for each Member State, that constitutes an excellent basis for further, especially comparative, studies of the legal status and implementation of Euro-crisis Law at national level, the interactions between national legal systems and Euro-crisis law and the constitutional challenges that have been faced;
- To investigate the impact of Euro-crisis Law on the constitutional balance of powers at national level;
- To highlight the effects of Euro-crisis Law on the protection of fundamental and social rights at national level;
- To provide an overview of Euro-crisis Law literature and a collection of relevant official documents in the Member States (available as annexes to the national reports).
The website collects national reports based on a standard questionnaire and on a wider range of sources, including minutes of parliamentary debates, national laws ratifying and implementing Euro-Crisis law, and case-law of national constitutional or supreme courts, so as to focus on ten main topics:
I. Political context
II. Budgetary Process
III. Changes to Constitutional Law
IV. Early Emergency Funding (including EFSF)
V. 136(3) TFEU
VI. Euro Plus Pact
VIII. ESM Treaty
IX. Fiscal Compact
X. Financial Support
Many of the reports are already online, in part or completed; the remaining reports will be uploaded during the next academic year. Workshops, seminars and conferences linked to the project will be organised and announced on the project website (http://eurocrisislaw.eui.eu/news/). A conference will be held on October 17-18 2014 at the EUI to investigate comparatively the project's findings.
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The Project Team