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A European finance minister : form follows function, but is it legal? : a legal analysis of the European Commission’s proposal to create a European Minister of Economy and Finance

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dc.contributor.author Patrin, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-18T09:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-18T09:49:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/35455
dc.description.abstract In December 2017, the European Commission presented a communication on the creation of a European Minister of Economy and Finance, proposing to merge the functions of the European Commissioner in charge of economic and monetary policy with the position of the Eurogroup’s President. This paper reviews the legal framework in which the European Finance Minister would operate and highlights the legal and institutional implications of the Commission’s proposal. It analyses the potential impact of the new institutional arrangements on the Commission’s collegial organization, on the inter-institutional balance of the Union and on the accountability relations between the Commission and the European Parliament. The paper ultimately questions the Commission’s assumption that the proposed changes could be implemented without modifying the Treaties and raises some fundamental issues regarding the impact of the reform on the democratic legitimacy of the Union in the absence of Treaty revision.
dc.description.sponsorship The ADEMU Working Paper Series is being supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 European Union funding for Research & Innovation, grant agreement No 649396.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries ADEMU Working Paper Series;96
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided that the original work is properlyattributed.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other European Minister of Economy and Finance
dc.subject.other European Commission
dc.subject.other Eurogroup
dc.subject.other Collegiality
dc.subject.other Institutional reform
dc.subject.other Treaty revision
dc.subject.other Accountability
dc.subject.other Democratic legitimacy
dc.subject.other Economic and Monetary Union
dc.title A European finance minister : form follows function, but is it legal? : a legal analysis of the European Commission’s proposal to create a European Minister of Economy and Finance
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/649396
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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