This Website

How do I use the website?

This website presents for each Member State of the European Union a report about the constitutional developments and relevant political debates that have taken place as a consequence of Euro Crisis Law, by which we mean the legal instruments adopted at European or international level in reaction to the Eurozone crisis. The reports can be consulted either by country or by topic. Each question is given a heading as a tool to facilitate finding specific information. The reports reflect research carried out by researchers on the basis of a detailed questionnaire drafted by the project coordinators (a clean version of the questionnaire can be found here).

What updates will be made to the website?

We will continue to upload the last Member State reports and provide updates where possible, including through the News & Comments section.

Moreover, we welcome all suggestions to improve and supplement the existing reports. Please use the ‘contacts’ option on the website.

What do the different colours of the Member States mean?

See also the legend on each map.

On the homepage a distinction is made between Eurozone Member States and non-Eurozone Member States.

For each topic (which can be found under Reports by Topic), we have coloured the Member States according to the relevance of the findings or the controversy involved for the specific topic. In a red Member State the topic is very relevant or has raised considerable controversy, such as a challenge before the constitutional court or an amendment of the constitution. A yellow Member State is one in which the topic is of medium relevance or controversy. In a green Member State nothing particularly relevant or controversial happened in relation to the selected topic.

Importantly, the colouring is the result of a first, subjective assessment made by the project coordinators, and agreed to by the authors, to offer you a tool for reading and searching the reports. Depending on your specific research interest you might find very relevant information also under a green Member State.

Finally, the distinction between a bold Member State and a standard colour Member State indicates respectively whether a Member State is a party to a specific instrument or not (e.g. ESM Treaty) or if an instrument applies to it or not (e.g. financial support).

What do the different colours of the question headings mean?

Similarly, we have coloured the heading of each question on the basis of the relevance of the findings or the controversy involved. A red heading means that something very relevant or controversial happened, such as a challenge before the constitutional court or an amendment of the constitution. A yellow heading means the findings are of medium relevance or controversy. Finally, a green heading means that nothing particularly relevant or controversial is raised in the answer to the question.

Importantly, the colouring is the result of a first, subjective assessment made by the project coordinators, and agreed to by the authors, to offer you a tool for reading and searching the reports. Depending on your specific research interest you might find very relevant information also under a green heading.