GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

Book Launch "Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis" by S. Fabbrini

Wednesday 25 March 2015 , 14:00 - 16:00


The Institut d’études Européennes (ULB)

& The Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD School

will host an Academic Panel on

Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis

  This Panel is convened on the on the occasion of the publication of the eponymous book

  by Professor Sergio FABBRINI (LUISS-Guido Carli) 

The session is to be chaired by Pr. Ramona COMAN (IEE-ULB)

The book will be presented by its Auhtor:

Pr. Sergio FABBRINI (LUISS-Guido Carli)

And subsequently discussed by:  
Pr. Mario TELÒ (IEE-ULB & LUISS-Guido Carli)
Pr. Lazlo ANDOR  (IEE-ULB & Hertie School of Government)
Andrew Clement (GEM PhD School)


Sergio Fabbrini argues that the European Union (EU) is made up of states pursuing different aims, rather than simply moving in the same direction at different speeds. He describes the alternative perspectives on the EU (an economic community, an intergovernmental union, and a parliamentary union), that led to multiple compromises in its structure and shows how the Euro crisis has called them into question. The book argues that a new European political order is necessary to deal with the consequences of the crisis, based on an institutional differentiation between the EU member states interested only in market co-operation and those advancing towards a genuine economic and monetary union. Such a differentiation would allow the latter group to become a political union, conceptualized as a compound union of states and citizens, while preserving a revised framework of a single market in which both groups of states can participate.

IEE-ULB (Kant Room)
39, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
1050 Brussels