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Subsidiarity and the Social Market Economy in the EU

In Vigoni Paper No. 4/2021 Markus Krienke analyses subsidiarity and the social market economy with respect to the European guidelines.

Even after the failure of the project of a European constitution, the financial crisis and the consequential austerity encouraging nationalist factors in the Union, the current pandemic has actually, in the end, boosted the European dimension, with acknowledgement of the roll of the Recovery Plan.
In 2020 and 2021 the objections of the Federal Constitution Court confirm this analysis highlighting the need for a legal reorganization of the competencies at a European level. This reform should take place on the basis of subsidiarity, aiming at geo-political reinforcement of the EU, even without the already failed project of a European democratic sovereignty as a basis of a constitutional federalism.