Working Paper 1 – Commission participation in the Troika mission

Institute of Public Policy publishes today the first number of its Working Paper series: Commission participation in the Troika mission, by António Goucha Soares, Jean Monnet professor of European Law at ISEG/University of Lisbon.

In this paper the author starts by describing the traditional role of the European Commission (EC), then proceeds to analyse how this role has been subverted by recent treaties and the economic crisis. It will then discuss the EC’s role in the financial assistance of European countries during the crisis, as well as its consequent accountability.