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City Law School academic awarded distinguished EU Law Chair

Professor of European Law, Professor Panos Koutrakos, has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law by the European Commission.
by John Stevenson

Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Union Law, has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law by the European Commission.

The Chair is given in recognition of excellence in the field of European Law and will provide a grant of €40,986.00 (75 percent of the project budget) over the next three years for research activities with the aim of bringing together renowned scholars, policy makers, judges and practitioners in the field.

nullProfessor Koutrakos, who was also granted a Jean Monnet Chair in 2007, when he held an EU Law professorship at the University of Bristol, said:

"I am very pleased to have been selected, once again, for this distinguished academic award. It will enable the City Law School to become a centre for research activities and lively debate on European law. To that effect, the School will continue to host events such as the successful discussion on Scottish independence and the EU which we organized in April this year".

Only 42 per cent of applicants for Jean Monnet awards were successful in 2014 and Professor Koutrakos was awarded a mark of 83 percent for his bid.

Dean of the City Law School, Professor Carl Stychin said:

"The award of a Jean Monnet Chair to Professor Koutrakos amplifies his role as a leader in EU Law scholarship and is is a very satisfying development for our School"

Please visit this website to learn more about Professor Koutrakos.

For more information on the Jean Monnet programme, visit this website.

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