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Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-681 (ext: 2681)
Office: VPA 006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Law

Mentor: Claire Kilpatrick


Paul Dermine (1989) holds degrees in Law (2010, 2012) and Political Sciences (2012) from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), and a postgraduate degree in European Studies from the College of Europe (2013, Inbev-Baillet-Latour scholar). Paul also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from New York University School of Law, where he served as a Hauser Global scholar during the academic year 2015-2016, while conducting research in EU law under the supervision of Pr Gráinne de Búrca.

Between 2016 and 2020, Paul was enrolled in a joint doctoral programme between the University of Maastricht and the KU Leuven. In that framework, he conducted research stays at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and at the EUI in Florence. Under the supervision of Prof. Monica Claes and Prof. Elise Muir, he wrote a thesis (soon to be defended) on the new economic governance of the Eurozone. Paul’s thesis explores the constitutional credentials of the system of economic and fiscal surveillance that governs the Eurozone in the post-crisis era.

As a Max Weber Fellow, Paul aims to finish his monograph. He furthermore intends to develop his new research project, which focuses on the evolution of the European Commission, its increasing politicization, and the constitutional challenges this phenomenon raises.

Paul’s recent work was published in the Common Market Law Review, the European Constitutional Law Review, the European Law Review, the European Journal of Human Rights and European Papers

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

His broader expertise and teaching experience lie in the field of European law, comparative constitutional law, state theory and fundamental rights.

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