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 Research Projects at the MPIfG

Democratic Legitimacy Challenges in the Euro Area: The Case of the Eurogroup

Marina Hübner und Benjamin Braun


 
This project studies the challenges of political legitimacy and accountability in the governance of the euro, with special emphasis on the Eurogroup. The project traces how the Eurogroup, established as a venue for informal economic policy exchange and fiscal coordination among the eurozone finance ministers, has gradually evolved over the first two decades of its existence into a center of gravity in European economic governance. Working on a solid understanding of the role of the Eurogroup in the euro area’s multi-level governance architecture, the project chiefly aims to reflect on the decentralized nature of the Eurogroup’s accountability framework and to discuss the challenges of democratic legitimacy under conditions of asymmetric intergovernmental bargaining resources. Project duration: June to December 2018.
 

 
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