Commentary on the European Monetary Union available in English

A comprehensive commentary on all 50 articles of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the European Central Bank (ECB) edited by Professor Helmut Siekmann is now available. The book, entitled „The European Monetary Union - A Commentary on the Legal Foundations,“ contains over 1500 pages explaining the complete legal basis of the European Monetary Union.

In addition to all provisions of the Treaties themselves which regulate the ESCB and the ECB, the analysis is supplemented by commentaries on other Protocols which contain relevant rules for the Monetary Union. In essence, all relevant statutory rules governing the euro and its key monetary authority, the European Central Bank, are explained in one volume. This gives the book a unique position in the legal literature on the law of the EU.

With contributions by renowned academics and practitioners, this book is an expanded and updated translation of the 2013 German commentary, „EWU Kommentar zu Europäischen Währungsunion“ published by Mohr Siebeck and is an invaluable resource for those who are looking for a provision-by-provision commentary on the laws governing the European Monetary Union. Among the more than 20 experts who contributed to this commentary is also IMFS Professor Roland Broemel.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Siekmann is a Distinguished Professor at Goethe University and Member of the Executive Board of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS). Until March 2018, he held the Endowed Chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law at the IMFS, which he built up as Managing Director until 2012.

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