Law and Economics of the Monetary Union

Publication: White Paper No. 9, 2011
Topic Area: Macro and Finance
Authors: Helmut Siekmann
Date: Sep 2011
Keywords: Euro, sovereign debt crisis, legal foundations

This paper traces the developments leading up to the European Monetary Union. It argues that monetary policy has been one of the major fields of common power and coherence in the European Union. The possibilities and necessities of common economic policies are discussed, as are the new support mechanisms - especially EFSF and ESM - which were created in response to the sovereign debt crisis.

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