National Governments and Coordination of European Policies in Times of Austerity: A Comparative Overview
20 Pages Posted: 3 May 2016
Date Written: April 28, 2016
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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