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School of Economics and Political Science
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
Course unit
INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LAW
EPP8084158, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
EP2449, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track DIRITTO INTERNAZIONALE ED ECONOMIA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALBERTO SARAVALLE IUS/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/13 International Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: This course is recommended for students who have passed the EU Law exam. The course will be run as a series of seminars, attendance of which is mandatory for students taking the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to give students a deeper understanding of the Economic and Monetary Union, the coordination of European economic policies (the Stability and Growth Pact), the causes and the evolution of the recent sovereign debt crises and the means used to combat them.
Examination methods: Students will be required to submit an essay as well as to sit an exam.
Assessment criteria: Active participation, input in class, research skills and the final essay will all be taken into account.
Course unit contents: 1. Economic and Monetary Union: from the Barre Plan to a single currency
2. The Stability and Growth Pact: Regulations 1466 and 1467, the case of France and Germany, the decision of the CJEU in Commission v. Council, the 2005 amendments, the “six-pack” and “two-pack” regulations, flexibility clauses, the Juncker Plan and further proposed changes.
3. Treaty tools: Article 122 of the TFEU, the EFSM, the EFSF and the ESM.
4. The Fiscal Compact
5. The Work of the ECB: unconventional measures, letters to the Italian and Spanish governments, the decision of the German Constitutional Court, the decision of the CJEU in the Gauweilier case.
6. The European Sovereign Debt Crises: Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus.
7. The Politics of Austerity
8. The Italian Problem: from the 2011 crisis to the recent conflict with the Commission, is an ‘Italexit’ possible?
9. The Current Situation: the relationship between the five Presidents to reinforce the EMU, the franco-german proposal for a European Finance Minister, the Renzi government’s proposal for a revival of the EU, the Commission white paper on the possible futures of the EU, Macron’s project for a “new Europe”, the Commission’s contribution to the completion of the EMU, franco-german cooperation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will be run as a series of seminars. Students will be given a Syllabus containing a list of reference materials, articles, books and cases to read and study as required to enable them to take part in discussions in class. Students may be asked to undertake research and to look deeper into certain issues.
Additional notes about suggested reading: At the beginning of the course, the Syllabus with the relevant study materials for each part of the course will be sent to students. This list may be expanded over the course of the year, including following recommendations of new materials by students. An online file may be created to make hard-to-find materials available. A collection of cases and materials is currently being prepared which will be used if it is ready in time for the start of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)