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Professor Panos Koutrakos

Professor of European Union Law

The City Law School

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City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
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About

Background

Professor Panos Koutrakos joined City University London in January 2013 as Professor of European Union Law. He is a graduate of the Universities of Athens and London, completed a stage at the European Commission in Brussels and holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Professor Koutrakos has taught at the Universities of Bristol (Professor of EU Law: 2006-2012), Durham (Professor of Law: 2004-2006; Lecturer in Law: 1999-2002) and Birmingham (Reader in EU law: 2002-2004). In September 2007, he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law by the European Commission. He has held visiting posts at the Universities of Melbourne (2009, 2013), Sydney (2008, 2010), New South Wales (2013), Iowa (2000, 2002), Michigan (2005), and Antwerp (since 2008).

Professor Koutrakos has written extensively on the law of the external relations of the European Union, covering trade, economic and political relations as well as the Union's security and defense policy. He also writes on the law of the single market, with emphasis on the free movement of goods and services.

Professor Koutrakos is the joint editor of European Law Review. He has also contributed to training programmes for judges and civil servants from central and eastern Europe.

Qualifications

1999 PhD, University of Birmingham.
1995 LLM, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (with merit)
1994 LLB, University of Athens

Honorary Academic Appointments

2013 Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
2013 Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
2008-2003 Professor of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium
2010 Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
2009 Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
2008 Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
2009-2010 Visiting Scholar, COlumbia University, U.S.A.
2005 Jean Monnet Research Fellow, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
2002 Visiting Professor, University of Iowa, U.S.A.
2000 Visiting Professor, University of Iowa, U.S.A.

Employment

2013- Professor of European Union Law, City University London
2006-2012 Professor of European Union Law, University of Bristol
2007-2012 Jean Monnet Professor of European Law, University of Bristol
2004-2006 Professor of Law, Durham University
2004-2006 Reader in European Union Law, University of Birmingham
1999-2002 Lecturer in European Union Law, Durham University

Other Professional Qualifications

Member of the Athens Bar

Research

Research Related Appointments

Joint Editor, European Law Review
Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College
Member of the Advisory Board, Centre for the Law of EU External Relations, The Hague
Member of the Advisory Board of Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Member of the Editorial Board of the Series on Law and Cosmopolitan Values published by Intersentia

Research Students

Name
Anna Labedzka
Thesis title
The European Union and shaping of its neighbourhood:  in pursuit of stability, security and prosperity

Publications

Journal Article (21)

  1. Koutrakos, P. (2010). The concept of necessity in EU LAw. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, 41, 193-217.
  2. Koutrakos, P. (2010). I. External relations. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 59(2), 481-489.
  3. Koutrakos, P. (2009). Case C-205/06, commission v. Austria, judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 3 March 2009, not yet reported; Case C-249/06, commission v. Sweden, judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 3 March 2009. Common Market Law Review, 46(6), 2059-2076.
  4. Koutrakos, P. (2008). Primary law and policy in EU external relations - moving away from the big picture. European Law Review, 33, 666-686.
  5. Koutrakos, P. (2007). Annotation on Case C-94/03 Commission v Council (re: Rotterdam Convention) and Case C-178/03 Commission v Parliament and Council (re: export of hazardous waste). Common Market Law Review, 44, 171-194.
  6. Koutrakos, P. (2004). Annotation on Case C-29/99 Commission v Council (re: Nuclear Safety Convention). Common Market Law Review, 41, 191-208.
  7. Koutrakos, P. (2003). How far is far enough? EC law and the organisation of the armed forces after Dory. The Modern Law Review, 66, 759-768.
  8. Koutrakos, P. (2003). 'I Need to Hear You Say It' - Revisiting the scope of the Common Commercial Policy. Yearbook of European Law, 22, 407-433.
  9. Koutrakos, P. (2003). Constitutional idiosyncrasies and political realities: the emerging defence policy of the European Union. The Columbia Journal of European Law, 10, 69-96.
  10. Koutrakos, P. (2003). Legal issues of EC-Cyprus Trade Relations. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 52, 489-498.
  11. Koutrakos, P. (2003). In search of a common vocabulary in free movement of goods: the example of repackaging pharmaceuticals. European Law Review, 28, 53-69.
  12. Koutrakos, P. (2002). The interpretation of mixed agreements under the preliminary reference procedure. European Foreign Affairs Review, 7, 25-52.
  13. Koutrakos, P. (2002). The elusive quest for uniformity in EC external relations. The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 4, 243-271.
  14. Koutrakos, P. (2002). Managing the BSE crisis - legal issues. European Current Law(July), xi-xiv.
  15. Koutrakos, P. (2001). On groceries, alcohol and olive oil: more on free movement of goods after Keck. European Law Review, 26, 391-407.
  16. Koutrakos, P. (2000). EC law and equal treatment in the armed forces. European Law Review, 25, 433-442.
  17. Koutrakos, P. (2000). The reform of the common rules on exports of dual-use goods under the law of the European Union. European Journal of Law Reform, 2, 167-189.
  18. Koutrakos, P. (2000). Is Article 297 EC a 'reserve of sovereignty. Common Market Law Review, 37, 1339-1362.
  19. Koutrakos, P. (1999). Exports of dual-use Goods under the law of the European Union: an overview (in Greek). Nomiko Vima, 47, 1653-1660.
  20. Koutrakos, P. (1998). Exports of Dual-Use Goods under the Law of the European Union. European Law Review, 23, 235-251.
  21. Koutrakos, P. (1993). American legal realism and the interpretation of law (in Greek). Applications of Public Law (Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou), 6, 321-341.

Book (7)

  1. Koutrakos, P. (2013). The EU Common Security and Defence Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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  2. Koutrakos, P. (2013). The International Responsibility of the European Union-European and International Perspectives. Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  3. Koutrakos, P. (2011). Beyond the Established Orders - Policy interconnections between the EU and the Rest of the World. Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  4. Koutrakos, P. (2011). European Foreign Policy - Legal and Political Perspectives. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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  5. Koutrakos, P. (2010). Mixed Agreements Revisited -The EU and its Member States in the World. Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  6. Koutrakos, P. (2006). EU International Relations Law. (1st). Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  7. Koutrakos, P. (2001). Trade, Foreign Policy and Defence in EU Constitutional Law. Oxford: UK and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing.

Chapter (21)

  1. Koutrakos, P. (2014). In search of a voice: EU law constraints on Member States in international law-making. Liivoja, R. (Ed.), International Law-making - Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers (pp. 211-224) Routledge.
  2. Koutrakos, P. (2013). The European Union in the global security architecture. Wouters, J. and Van Vooren, B. (Ed.), The Legal Dimension of Global Governance - What Role for the EU (pp. 81-94) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  3. Koutrakos, P. and De Baere, G. (2012). The interactions between the European Court of Justice and the legislature in the European Union's external relations. (Ed.), The relationship between the judiciary and the legislature in the internal market (pp. 243-273) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Koutrakos, P. (2011). The nexus between the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy and Development. Arnull, A., Barnard, C. and Dougan, M. (Ed.), A Constitutional Order of States: Essays in EU Law in Honour of Alan Dashwood (pp. 589-608) Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  5. Koutrakos, P. (2011). The role of law in Common Security and Defence Policy: functions, limitations and perceptions'. (Ed.), European Foreign Policy - Legal and Political Perspectives (pp. 235-258) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  6. Koutrakos, P. (2011). The Emsland-Stärke test of abuse of law in the law of agriculture and free movement of goods'. De La Feria, R. (Ed.), Abuse of Law in EU Law (pp. 203-217) Oxford: UK and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  7. Koutrakos, P. (2011). International Agreements in the Area of the Common Security and Defence Policy. Cannizzaro, E. and Palchetti, P. (Ed.), International Law as Law of the European Union (pp. 157-187) Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.
  8. Koutrakos, P. (2011). The External Dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and Other EU External Policies. Cremona, M. and Monar, J. (Ed.), The External Relations of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (pp. 139-162) Strasbourg: Presse Interuniversitaire Europeenne/Peter Lang.
  9. KOUTRAKOS, P. (2011). The Non-Proliferation Policy of the European Union. Evans, M.D. and Koutrakos, P. (Ed.), Beyond the Established Legal Orders: Policy Interconnections between the EU and the Rest of the World (pp. 249-272) Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN: 1849461481.
  10. Koutrakos, P. (2010). The Interpretation of Mixed Agreements. Hillion, C. (Ed.), Mixed Agreements Revisited - The EU and its Member States in the World (pp. 116-137) Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  11. Koutrakos, P. (2009). The application of EC law to defence-related industries-changing interpretations of Article 296 EC. Barnard, C. (Ed.), The Outer Limits of European Union Law (pp. 307-327) Oxford, UK and Portland: Oregon: Hart Publishing.
  12. Koutrakos, P. (2009). Common Foreign and Security Policy: Looking Back, Thinking Forward. Dougan, M. (Ed.), 50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Back and Thinking Forward (pp. 159-179) Oxford: UK and Portland, Oregon: USA: Hart Publishing.
  13. Koutrakos, P. (2008). Legal Basis and Delimitation of Competence in EU External Relations. Cremona, M. (Ed.), EU Foreign Relations Law - Constitutional Fundamentals (pp. 171-198) Oxford: UK and Portland, Oregon: USA: Hart Publishing.
  14. Koutrakos, P. (2007). Security and Defence Policy within the Context of EU External Relations: Issues of Coherence, Consistency, and Effectiveness. Trybus, M. (Ed.), European Security Law (pp. 249-269) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  15. Koutrakos, P. (2006). The external dimension of the internal market and the individual. (Ed.), Regulating the Internal Market (pp. 277-301) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  16. Koutrakos, P. (2005). Healthcare as an Economic Service under EC Law'. Dougan, M. (Ed.), Social Welfare and EU Law (pp. 105-130) Oxford: UK and Portland, Oregon: USA: Hart Publishing.
  17. Koutrakos, P. (2004). Which policy for which Europe? - The emerging Security and Defence Policy of the European Union. Tridimas, T. (Ed.), EU Law for the 21st Century: Rethinking the New Legal Order (pp. 273-289) Oxford: UK and Portland, Oregon: USA: Hart Publishing.
  18. Koutrakos, P. (2002). Free movement of goods under the Europe Agreements. Ott, A. and Inglis, C. (Ed.), Handbook on European Enlargement - A Commentary on the Enlargement Process (pp. 369-390) The Hague: T.M.C.Asser Instituut.
  19. Koutrakos, P. (2001). Inter-pillar approaches to the European Security and Defence Policy - The economic aspects of security. (Ed.), The European Union and the International Legal Order: Discord or Harmony? (pp. 435-454) The Hague: T.M.C.Asser Institute Press.
  20. Koutrakos, P. (2000). The inter-pillar approach to the legal regulation of exports of dual-use goods. (Ed.), A Common European Regime for Export Controls of Dual-use products? (pp. 85-103) Gothenburg: Centre for Euroepan Research, Gothenburg University.
  21. Koutrakos, P. (). The European Union's common foreign and security policy after Lisbon. Ashiagbor, D. and Countouris, N. (Ed.), The European Union After the Treaty of Lisbon (pp. 1185-2009) Cambridge University Press.

Internet Publication (1)

  1. Koutrakos, P. (2011). The European Union's external relations a year after Lisbon Retrieved from: [publisher's website]