Reshaping the European Economic Constitution? A Conversation on the Green Deal and its Impact on the European economic integration process
The European Green Deal (“EGD“) represents an ambitious attempt to re-orientate the European integration process. It is a long-term regulatory project which affects transversally a wide number of areas of the E.U. legal system. This panel aims at opening a reflection on its potential impact on the European economic constitution, with the purpose of highlighting its points of strength and possible shortcomings. In particular, we would like to discuss whether the principle of sustainability laid down by the Treaties and developed in a number of legislations by sector should be operationalized, in the context of the EGD, as a real criterion for the redefinition of the priorities and regulatory tools of European public policies. Furthermore, we will explore the ways in which the EGD may modify the relationship between economic and social values, in particular in the field of competition law and economic regulation, as well as the current allocation of competences between M.S. and E.U.