Title: Striking down austerity measures: the crisis jurisprudence of the Tribunal Constitucional de Portugal and the Italian Corte Costituzionale

Authors: Christina M. Akrivopoulou

Addresses: Greek Refugee Appeals Authority, Kanellopoulou Avenue 2, PC 101 77, Athens, Greece

Abstract: This short comment presents briefly the basic lines of the Portugal and Italian jurisprudence regarding budget cuts in the public sector after the emergence of the Eurozone financial crisis in 2009.

Keywords: social autonomy; memorandum; European financial stability mechanism; Constitutional Court of Portugal; Italian Corte Costituzionale; Italy; austerity measures; crisis jurisprudence; budget cuts; public sector; Eurozone crisis; financial crisis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2014.060465

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2014 Vol.2 No.1, pp.86 - 88

Published online: 16 Apr 2014 *

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