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National Governments and Coordination of European Policies in Times of Austerity: A Comparative Overview

20 Pages Posted: 3 May 2016  

Sabrina Ragone

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: April 28, 2016

Abstract

This paper addresses the national coordination of EU policies by the executive branches of two of the European countries most severely affected by the financial crisis: Greece and Portugal. It investigates whether the coordination mechanisms in place before the crisis have been used also for the implementation of the respective Memoranda of Understanding agreed with the Troika. It finally points out the changes that have occurred in coordination and its consequences in terms of centralization.

Keywords: Coordination of EU Policies; National Executive Branches; Greece; Portugal; Financial Crisis

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Ragone, Sabrina, National Governments and Coordination of European Policies in Times of Austerity: A Comparative Overview (April 28, 2016). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2016-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2772155

Sabrina Ragone (Contact Author)

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69120 Heidelberg, 69120
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