POSTS BY Marco Dani

Mini-BOTs, complementary currencies and the European monetary malaise

On May 28th, the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved a resolution requiring the government to issue the so-called mini-BOTs. Under such a name, reference is made to Treasury bills issued in small denominations (in Euros), bearing no interest, with no expiry date, and which the Italian Exchequer would accept as a means of payment of taxes. The proposal has been predictably met with marked skepticism by European institutions and by the Italian Minister of Economy and Finance. However, the wisest move, in prudential, political and economic terms, would be that European institutions would embrace experimentation with complementary currencies, in genuine federal spirit.

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The “Savona Affaire”: Over­constitutionali­zation in Action?

As is well known, Italy is undergoing an institutional crisis sparked by President Mattarella’s veto on the composition of the prospective Italian government. Following Dieter Grimm, we claim that the events here analysed reveal the extent to which the EU legal framework is overconstitutionalised and the democratic costs and risks inherent in this legal and political order.

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Fünf Fragen zur Europawahl und zum "Spitzenkandidaten"-Prozess: Antworten von MARCO DANI

Für die kommenden Europawahlen haben die meisten Parteien europäische Spitzenkandidaten nominiert, die im Fall ihres Wahlsiegs EU-Kommissionspräsident werden sollen. Wie deutsch ist diese Idee? Kann sie der europäischen Gesetzgebung mehr demokratische Legitimation verleihen? Wird sie die Machtbalance in der EU in Bezug auf die Mitgliedstaaten verändern? Diese und andere Fragen haben wir einer Reihe von Experten gestellt. Marco Dani von der Universität Trient war der erste, der geantwortet hat.

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Opening the enforcement of EU fundamental values to European citizens

Over the last two years, the adoption, implementation and, more recently, amendment of the new Hungarian Constitution have sparked widespread political and academic discussion motivated by the controversial genesis and contents of that document. Debates on a European scale have revolved around the difficulties encountered by the European Union in contrasting the corrosion of constitutional […]

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