Ivo Šlosarčík
Author’s affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

EU Competencies and the Covid Crisis

Jurisprudence 3/2022 Section: Articles Page: 28-33

Keywords: COVID-19, European integration, EU competencies, soft-law, Schengen, fiscal powers, spending powers, conditionality, principle of conferral

Abstract: The article maps the legal foundations for the European Union's activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways in which the EU has dealt with its limited competencies in the public health policy section of the Lisbon Treaty. Particular attention is given to restrictions of the mobility of persons during the pandemic and to legitimizing the role of the pandemic for the expansion of EU's budgetary powers.