Mr. René Repasi (researcher at Erasmus School of Law), who also acts as scientific coordinator of the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG), was invited this weekend to the Congress of the Union of European Federalists to present his legal research on the potential of reform of the Economic and Montary Union within the boundaries of the existing EU Treaties.
Mr. René Repasi presented his research to delegates and guests of the congress. He focussed in his presentation on a switch of perspective in EU economic policy coordination from enforcement to compliance. This theory of analysing and structuring EU economic policy coordination against the a theoretical framework of compliance allows for a better understanding of future reform potential within the EU Treaties. It was developed in a collaboration with Vice-Dean of Erasmus School of Law Professor Fabian Amtenbrink. Repasi furthermore spoke about the need and the legal options for establishing an additional fiscal capacity for the Economic and Montary Union , which could set financial incentives for policy reforms in the Euro area Member States and which may act as an automatic stabiliser in times of economic crises.
The Congress of the Union of European Federalists (UEF) is the oldest non-governmental organisation campaigning for a federal Europe founded in 1946. It celebrated its 70th birthday on the 25th congress in Strasbourg (France). The UEF that is currently presided by the German Member of the European Parliament Elmar Brok represents 20.000 members and consists of 24 national member organisations.