René Repasi becomes a Member of the European Parliament

As of 2 February 2022, René Repasi, Professor of Public and Private Interests, specialised in EU law and the law of the Economic and Monetary Union, at Erasmus School of Law, has become a Member of the European Parliament on behalf of the German Social Democratic Party. Within the European Parliament, Repasi will be a member of the Committees on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Economic and Monetary Affairs, and Legal Affairs. Repasi will remain a professor at Erasmus School of Law and a leading member of the core research team of the sector plan, albeit to a lesser extent.

Dean of Erasmus School of Law, Professor Harriët Schelhaas, congratulates René Repasi on behalf of the board: “We are proud that ‘one of our own’ is now representing the interests of Union citizens in the European Parliament. I am happy that he will combine his new position with a part-time appointment at our School and am grateful for his contribution.”

About René Repasi

René Repasi is currently Professor of Public and Private Interests at Erasmus School of Law and co-lead of its sectoral research programme. He is an expert on European Union law, particularly the Economic and Monetary Union law, the regulation of financial markets, and competition law. He obtained a PhD from the University of Heidelberg before starting to work at Erasmus School of Law in November 2014.

In the past, Repasi has given his expert input into several legislative files, such as the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the European Fund for Strategic Investments and served as an expert for national Parliaments and the European Parliament on the consequences of Brexit. On behalf of the European Commission, he developed legal pathways towards a European unemployment benefit scheme. Repasi will continue to chair the Faculty Council, at least until the end of the current academic year, and continue his teaching on EU law.

 “The possibility to become a Member of the European Parliament took me by surprise”, Repasi comments on his new challenge. “This is a unique opportunity to implement ideas that I developed as a researcher at Erasmus School of Law. I want to bring the excellent research done at Erasmus School of Law and within the sector plan research programme on ‘Public and Private Interests’ closer together with European policymakers.”

About the European Parliament

The European Parliament is an important forum for political debate and decision-making at the EU level. Voters directly elect the Members of the European Parliament in all Member States to represent people’s interests regarding EU law-making and make sure other EU institutions are working democratically.

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