Florence School of Banking and Finance launched at the EUI


EUI President J.H.H. Weiler and Umberto Tombari, President of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze have signed an agreement launching the new Florence School of Banking & Finance at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. The School, directed by Economics Professor Elena Carletti and governed by an Advisory Council and Scientific Committee composed of distinguished academics and practitioners, has been founded to develop a common and robust culture of banking regulation and supervision in the European Union. The school will offer advanced training courses, facilitate high level policy dialogue and debate through conferences and meetings, and produce applied research. The first initiative, an online course for EU supervisors and regulators on Bank Recovery Planning, will start on 29 February 2016.

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) in the SmartNet Project: future developments and actions


Last 26-27 January FSR participated at the first kick-off meeting of the SmartNet project in Milan. FSR, as leader of dissemination activities, organised a press conference to promote the project and to illustrate the immediate next steps, such as the creation of a SmartNet’s website, the organisation of workshops, webinars and one online debate. The general interest was remarkable, given the number of attendees, articles and videos collected during the meeting and the press conference.

EUI Interviews: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

EUI journalist Olivia Arigho-Stiles interviews Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the second woman to be appointed to the position. They discuss the efforts made by feminists to break down barriers against women as well as continued challenges to women’s rights in Europe and the US. Justice Bader Ginsburg visited the EUI to deliver the Ursula Hirschmann lecture as a conversation with Professor Ruth Rubio Marín from the EUI Law Department. Watch the interview here on EUI Times.

Ethnicism after Nationalism: The Roots of the New European Right

Professor G. M. Tamás will deliver a lecture on ethnicism in post-1989 Eastern Europe. He will argue that it is a mistake to identify contemporary phenomena of ethnic hatred, racism and xenophobia with nationalism.  Nationalism is essentially a nineteenth-century affair, an offshoot of political ideas concerning liberty and equality. However contemporary ethnicism is fundamentally apolitical and opposed to any idea of 'liberation'. It never results in the creation of new polities, but in their break-up. Register here.



Infrastructure finance in Europe : insights into the history of water, transport, and telecommunications

Edited by Youssef Cassis, Giuseppe De Luca, Massimo Florio

Although funding infrastructure has always been a challenging issue in any country and at any time, the topic is still largely unexplored. A European history of infrastructure financing over the long term does not yet exist, and the purpose of this book is to partially fill that gap. It explores the diverse historical paths pursued in order to solve the problem of infrastructure finance in various European countries, drawing upon the findings of an international and interdisciplinary research project.

High-skill migration and recession : gendered perspectives

Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou, Irina Isaakyan

This volume explores the complex relationship between gender and high-skill migration, with a special focus on the impact of the current economic crisis on highly skilled women-migrants in Europe. The contributors examine not only typically 'female' labour market sectors, such as nursing, but also analyse engineering, entrepreneurship and academia. Throughout, the collection adopts an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approach combining perspectives from Migration Studies, Human Geography, Political Science, Social Anthropology and Legal Studies.

History and foreign policy in France and Germany

By Ulrich Krotz

Why do states similar in size, resources and capabilities significantly differ in their basic orientations and actions across major domains in foreign policy, security and defense? This book addresses this important question by analyzing the major differences between the foreign policies of France and Germany over extended periods of time. In analyzing and explaining the formation of national interests and of foreign and security policies, the book stresses the importance of history, and, in particular, of dominant domestic interpretations of its meaning and political implications.

The regulation of international trade : the WTO agreements on trade in goods (vol. 2)

By Petros C. Mavroidis

The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) has extended its institutional arsenal since the Kennedy round in the early 1960s. The current institutional design is the outcome of the Uruguay round and agreements reached in the ongoing Doha round (begun in 2001). One of the institutional outgrowths of GATT is the World Trade Organization (WT0), created in 1995. In this book, Petros Mavroidis offers a detailed examination of WTO agreements regulating trade in goods, discussing legal context, policy background, economic rationale, and case law.