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What is the legacy of austerity for the enforcement of EU law and policy?

Members of the UACES Research Network on the Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy have been attending the UACES 49th Annual Conference in Contemporary European Studies, 1-4th September 2019, which took place this year in Lisbon. It seemed appropriate to be organising a panel on the theme of austerity in one of the EU Member States required to adopt austerity measures by the EU/IMF following the financial crisis of 2008. The aim of this panel was to deepen our understanding of the legacy of austerity and to open up future research paths. Interestingly, two of the panellists referred to the Jean Monnet quote. ‘I have always believed that Europe would be built through crises, and that i

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