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The European Council as a crisis manager, the EU's fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolfgang Wessels, Tobias Kunstein, Lucas Schramm

Table Of Contents
Cover -- 1 Introduction: an ambitious response to a severe crisis -- 1.1 The European Council Conclusions of July 2020 and their legal follow-up -- 1.2 A lively and controversial debate: the European Council's role in framing a master narrative -- 1.3 Challenges for the ivory tower: suggestions for the academic agenda -- 1.3.1 Short-term analyses of objectives and results: a study of the legal documents and their impact -- 1.3.2 Assessing the interinstitutional impact: the European Council's role and beyond -- 1.3.3 Longer-term perspectives: the rescue of the nation states by a Hamiltonian moment? -- 1.4 Conclusion: a moving target to remain on the agenda for research and teaching -- 2 The roads to and from the July 2020 meeting of the European Council -- 2.1 The long road and the historical record: the European Council exercising the power of the purse -- 2.2 The long and slow road towards the 2021-2027 MFF: the usual business of postponing divisive issues -- 2.3 The fast track: the European Council in crisis mode -- 2.4 The July marathon meeting: tracing the drama -- 2.5 The bumpy road from the July to the December meeting and the February Regulation -- 2.6 The road map post-agreement -- 2.7 Conclusion: widening and deepening a multi-level analysis -- 3 The governance of the RRF: legal rules and procedural patterns -- 3.1 Governance mechanisms: legal rules and their practical use in four phases -- 3.1.1 Preparation phase: a mixture of bottom-up and top-down -- 3.1.2 Decision-making phase: Commission and Council in a traditional pattern under time pressure -- 3.1.3 Implementation phase: complex and complicated rules -- 3.1.4 Control phase: a set of detailed rules including the rule of law -- 3.1.5 A missing actor? A weak role for the EP -- 3.2 Conclusion: governance mechanisms on the research agenda
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (160 pages)
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