Lecture: EU Fiscal Capacity: Legal Integration after Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine

Professor Federico Fabbrini, DCU & Princeton University

Date: 12.12.2022, 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Room 101 | Sigmund Freud University | Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna

Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine have profoundly affected the European Union and its constitutional architecture of economic governance. To help repair the economic and social damage of the pandemic, the EU introduced NextGenerationEU, a € 800 million economic recovery fund, to build Europe’s environmental and digital future. The EU’s infant fiscal capacity raises the question of the benefits and challenges of retaining the fund as a permanent feature of European Monetary Union. The talk examines the constitutional changes occurred in the EU since the pandemic in comparative perspective with the fiscal federal regime of the US, and discusses future prospects for European integration in light of the war in Ukraine.

Please register until 11.12.22: konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at


Federico Fabbrini is Full Professor of European law at the School of Law & Government of Dublin City University in Ireland and a Fellow in Law, Ethics and Public Policy at Princeton University, in the USA. He is the Founding Director of the Brexit Institute.

Federico Fabbrini holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and previously had academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark.

He is the author of “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2014) “Economic Governance in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2016) “Brexit and the Future of the EU” (Oxford University Press 2020), and “Fiscal Capacity in the EU” (Oxford University Press 2022) as well as the editor of the 4-volumes book series on “The Law & Politics of Brexit” (Oxford University Press 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022).

He regularly engages with EU institutions and national governments, and has presented his work to among others, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

In 2021 he was appointed knight by the President of Italy in recognition of his scientific merits.