The commentary fills a gap between the existing works covering the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in general and the detailed monographs on specific aspects of the Monetary Union. Leading experts from academia and central banking have joined to expound all relevant provisions of primary law – including protocols – and of secondary law. In particular, all rules of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Banks are comprehensively treated.
The commentaries take into consideration all amendments and supplements by the Lisbon Treaty. Furthermore, they address in detail the problems that result from the current financial crisis and the budgetary crisis of single Member States of the European Union. A particular emphasis has been laid on court rulings concerning the European Monetary Union. This is of special interest for practitioners. The commentary provides an encompassing explanation of all provisions of European Union law in the version of the Lisbon Treaty, which are related to the European Monetary Union.
With contributions from: Florian Becker, Christof Freimuth, Charlotte Gaitanides, Christoph Herrmann, Heinz Herrmann, Stefan Kadelbach, Jörn Axel Kämmerer, Christoph Keller, Julian Langner, Katharina Muscheler-Lorange, Christoph Ohler, Marion Schmidt-Wenzel, Helmut Siekmann, Jochen Sprung, Christine Steven, Christian Waldhoff