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Banking Union, European Law and Supranational Integration

ADGRC Seminar - Book Presentation

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27 May 2021

15:00 - 16:30 Italian time



In this De Gasperi seminar, Pedro Gustavo Teixeira, Director General at the European Central Bank Banking Supervision and EUI Alumnus, will present and discuss together with Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow, his recent book "The Legal History of the European Banking Union: How European Law Led to the Supranational Integration of the Single Financial Market."

How was the Banking Union, the most advanced legal and institutional integration in the single market, created? How does European law impact European integration?

To answer these questions, this book provides a sweeping account of the evolution of European law. It identifies five integration periods of the single financial market, intertwined with the development of global finance, from its origins, through its expansion and crisis, to the Banking Union. Each period is defined by innovations to deepen integration, such as the single passport for financial services, soft governance and comitology, agencies, or a single rulebook.

Providing a far-reaching explanation of the legal and institutional rationality of the European Banking Union, this book demonstrates that the Banking Union is not an accident of history or simply the product of the existential crisis of the Monetary Union. It has deep roots in the evolutionary process of European law and its drive towards supranational integration.


Prof. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (University of Glasgow)


Dr. Pedro Gustavo Teixeira (European Central Bank)

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