Policy Coordination in the EU: Taking Stock of the Open Method of Coordination – Introduction

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Abstract: This introduction presents the five Articles of this Special Section that was originally conceived at a workshop entitled “Taking Stock of the Open Method of Coordination” (21stIus Commune Congress, 24-25 November 2016, Maastricht, the Netherlands). With a view to deepening understanding of policy...

Taking Democracy Seriously in the Euro Area: Reinvigorating the European Parliament's Functions and Responsibilities

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Table of Contents: I. T-Dem or the democratic question put back at the heart of economic governance. – II. The European Parliament, rather than an assembly of the Euro area. – III. The ways of strengthening the powers of the European Parliament. – IV. Taking into account the interest of the Euro area as a whole. – V. From democratic frustration to...

The OMC Processes in the Health Care Field: What Does Coordination Really Mean?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. General challenges for legal analysis of the Open Method of Coordination. – II.1. The OMC and the specificities of EU legal system. – II.2. A trend toward fewer OMC references.– III. The evolution of OMC in the European legal system: From light to shadow. – III.1. Recognition of a legal...

The Cultural Open Method of Coordination: A New but Different OMC?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The “promises” of the cultural OMC. – III. The birth of the cultural OMC. – IV. The operation and evolution of the cultural OMC. – V. Cultural policy coordination or cultural cooperation? – VI. The cultural OMC in the context of the EU cultural policy. – VII. Cultural coordination outside the cultural OMC...

T-Dem Versus Economic Meta-policy: The Means and the Ends

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Table of contents: I. Introduction. – II. The diagnosis. – II.1. A sometimes contradictory diagnosis. – II.2. A partially convergent one. – II.2.1. The EMU as a “meta-policy”. – II.2.2. The normative power of the market. – III. The solutions. – III.1. Relevant solutions. – III.2. Insufficient solutions.

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A Eurozone Congress

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Summit and Congress. – III. Ministers and Congress. – IV. Treaties and Congress. – V. To conclude.

Abstract: At a time when Europe’s political leaders are considering new reforms of the single currency, T-Dem’s plea for a Eurozone assembly should be...

Genuine Economic and Monetary Union Will Be Federal or It Will Not Be

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Genuine EMU. – III. Wrong Method. – IV. Right Direction.

Abstract: The main problem of Economic Monetary Union (EMU) is not a weakness of parliamentary control but the lack of a strong executive. A fiscal union needs a treasury, housed within the Commission...

The “T-Dem” for Democratizing the Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union – A Critical Appraisal

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. An intergovernmental parliamentarisation of the Euro area. – III. A new economic Constitution. – IV. Two sets of practical issues. – V. Conclusion: dark matters and alternative paths.

Abstract: The T-Dem is both important and welcome as it

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Making Democracy the Priority in EU Economic Governance: Four Theses on the Foundations of the T-Dem Project

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Democracy and economic reforms. – II.1. Democracy needs to take priority over effectiveness in Eurozone governance. –  II.2. Disentangle democratization of the Eurozone from any particular policy program. – III. What kind of parliamentarization? – III.1. The parliamentarization of Eurozone governance...

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