Op-Ed on EULawLive: The European Central Bank’s pandemic bazooka: mandate fulfilment in extraordinary times, 23 March 2020. (PDF) This Op-Ed has been elaborated in a chapter of a book (pdf here) EU Law in Times of Pandemic – the EU’s Legal Response to COVID-19, edited by Dolores Utrilla and Anjum Shabbir to be published by Comares.
A National Measure Annulled by the European Court of Justice, or: High-level Judicial Protection for Independent Central Bankers: ECJ 26 February 2019, Cases C-202/18, Ilmārs Rimšēvičs v Republic of Latvia, and C-238/18 European Central Bank v Republic of Latvia, ECLI:EU:C:2019:139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1574019620000012.
In September 2019, I presented a paper on The ECB and the rule of law at the ECB Legal Conference 2019, published in the conference’s proceedings: Building bridges: central banking law in an interconnected world, ECB Legal Conference 2019, pp. 350-383. Before turning my attention to independent review of ECB decisions in its various areas of competence, I recalled the history of the ECB’s headquarters which encloses a space of ‘the most horrible violations of the rule of law’: from here, the Nazi regime sent Jewish citizens to their deaths. Beyond a Memorial which can be visited with special arrangements, I plead for a commemorative plaque at the entrance of the building as a reminder of the atrocities committed against European minorities only eight decades ago.
John Taylor and I wrote about bank holding regulation in three African jurisdictions (four, if one includes the passage devoted to the BCEAO’s prudential rules): Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, comparing their rules to those applying in the US and the EU, and calling for pan-African regulation on the matter: Bank Holding Company Regulation in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa: A Comparative Inventory and a Call for Pan-African Regulation, in Journal of Banking Regulation, July 2017, pp. 1-36, at: http://rdcu.be/uCnj and at SSRN. A pdfis attached.
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