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Zmiana systemu rządzenia w Unii Europejskiej w świetle działań antykryzysowych
Changing the Governance System in the European Union in the Light of Anti-Crisis Measures

Author(s): Danuta Kabat-Rudnicka
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Centrum Europejskie Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: European Union; crisis; institutional architecture; new governance

Summary/Abstract: Economic and financial crisis made the European Union take countermeasures, devoted first of all to the euro area countries. However the problem has turned out to be more complex, since the Treaties on which the European Union is based, have not provided for provisions that would allow the Union to undertake common actions in a situation of deep crisis. Initially, the institution of international agreements was used, followed by common actions that are not limited to the euro area countries but remain open to countries from outside the euro area. Undertaken measures generate changes that have influence on both the institutional balance and the shaping of a new institutional architecture. New institutional solutions such as a banking union or a fiscal union, make up elements of the new economic governance in Europe. It must be said that many anti-crisis measures breach the hitherto logic of the European Union governance, since they allow for permeation of different instruments, forms and legal regimes. The European Union is becoming more and more heterogeneous and its diversification, which denies the so far far-reaching unification, creates nonetheless better conditions for adaptation and contributes to greater effectiveness of measures taken especially in difficult situations, to which, no doubt, the recent financial crisis belongs.

  • Issue Year: 77/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 101-123
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish