Book Publication by Illektra Antonaki: Reconciling Free Movement of Capital with Public Interest Objectives

Ilektra Antonaki has published her book ‘Capital, Market and the State – Reconciling Free Movement of Capital with Public Interest Objectives’. The book is based on her doctoral dissertation, which she defended cum laude in September 2019, at Leiden University.

The book ‘Capital, Market and the State – Reconciling Free Movement of Capital with Public Interest Objectives’, published in October 2021, by Brill, in the series Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law, explores how the EU free movement of capital provisions can be interpreted in order to allow certain forms of State participation in the market for the purposes of protecting public interest objectives in the context of privatisations and golden shares. Drawing from the international controversy regarding the risks and benefits of capital liberalisation, the book argues that the broad interpretation of ‘capital restrictions’ under Article 63 TFEU has significant consequences for national political economy choices and investigates the extent to which the existing legal framework set out in the Treaties offers room for reconciling economic integration with societal values.

Ilektra Antonaki conducted her doctoral research at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School, under the supervision of Prof. Stefaan Van den Bogaert and Dr. Moritz Jesse. She is currently working as Legal Secretary (Référendaire), General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg.

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