From Subordinated to Prominent: The Role of the European Commission in EMU. Reflections on Euro Area Democracy

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Abstract

This contribution, based on a Paper for the International Conference on The Democratic Principle and the Economic and Monetary Union, held in Rome (Italy) on 22 January 2016, sketches the development of the role of the European Commission in EMU affairs, discusses, in the context of EMU, issues of democracy and legitimacy and puts forward ideas on fostering accountability, representation and transparency, as well as humane outcomes of policies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law of the Economic and Monetary UnionUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Commercial Law StudiesQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Administrative Board of Review, ECBFrankfurtGermany
  4. 4.Belgian Competition AuthorityBrusselsBelgium
  5. 5.EMU Law and Banking RegulationRS Law & Society Consulting B.V.HoofddorpThe Netherlands

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