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Dr Anastasia Karatzia

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Anastasia Karatzia
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    5S.6.12, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesdays 14:00 - 15:00

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Biography

Anastasia graduated with an LLB from University of Surrey and subsequently completed her LLM with distinction at Queen Mary University, London. After completing her PhD studies at the School of Law, University of Surrey, she was Assistant Professor in EU law at Erasmus University Rotterdam before joining Essex School of Law in 2017. Anastasia's research focuses on two streams: Citizens' participation in European law and decision-making (with a focus on the European Citizens' Initiative), and financial/ banking law. Her doctoral thesis examined in depth the legal framework of the European Citizens' Initiative, and the operation of this participatory mechanism in practice. She has also researched extensively the litigation surrounding the Cyprus bail-in of 2013, and she has written on the European Stability Mechanism. She has published on the legal framework of the European Citizens' Initiative; the litigation surrounding the European Citizens' Initiative; the transparency of the European Central Bank; the post-eurozone crisis litigation; and the role of the Commission and the ECB in the European Stability Mechanism. She has worked in the FP-7-funded project Rediclaim, and in consulting projects for the European Parliament, and she has presented her work on the European Citizens' Initiative at the offices of the European Ombudsman. In May-June 2017 Anastasia was an International Visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool Law School. Together with Dr. Theodore Konstadinides, she is the joint recipient of a scholarship under the prestigious European Central Bank Legal Research Programme 2018 to research the legal nature of the Memoranda of Understanding signed by the European Central Bank. Anastasia welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students, especially in the fields of EU participatory democracy, especially concerning the European Citizens' Initiative, as well as topics surrounding Article 11 TEU, and the role of the CJEU in EU participatory democracy, and on the EU Banking Union, particularly on the role of the European Central Bank in the Single Supervisory Mechanism, and on the accountability of institutional actors involved in financial assistance mechanisms such as the European Stability Mechanism.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Law University of Surrey (2015)

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law Queen Mary University of London (2012)

  • LLB Law University of Surrey (2011)

Appointments

Other academic

  • Assistant Professor in EU Law, Department of International and EU law Erasmus University Rotterdam ( 1/12/2015 - 1/12/2017 )

  • Research Fellow, REDICLAIM (FP7-funded) project, School of Law University of Surrey ( 1/5/2014 - 1/1/2016 )

  • Associate Lecturer, School of Law University of Surrey ( 1/10/2013 - 1/7/2015 )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Citizens' Participation in law-making

European Citizens' Initiative

The role of the CJEU in EU participatory democracy

EU Banking Union

EU Single Supervisory Mechanism

Accountability of institutional actors involved in financial assistance mechanisms

The role of the European Central Bank in the SSM

Teaching and supervision

  • Banking Law (LW224)

  • Law of the European Union (LW302)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

  • Competition Law (LW343)

  • Competition Law (LW702)

Publications

Journal articles (8)

Karatzia, A., Revisiting the Registration of European Citizens' Initiatives: The Evolution of the Legal Admissibility Test. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies

Coman-Kund, F., Karatzia, A. and Amtenbrink, F., (2018). The Transparency of the European Central Bank in the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Kredit und Kapital. 51 (1), 55-72

Karatzia, A. and Laulhe-Shaelou, S., (2018). Some preliminary thoughts on the Cyprus bail-in litigation: A commentary on Mallis and Ledra. European Law Review. 43 (2), 249-268

Karatzia, A., (2017). The European Citizens' Initiative and the EU institutional balance: On realism and the possibilities of affecting EU lawmaking. Common Market Law Review. 54 (1), 177-208

Karatzia, A. and Markakis, M., (2017). What Role for the Commission and the European Central Bank in the European Stability Mechanism?. Cambridge International Law Journal. 6 (2), 232-252

Raats, MM., Malcolm, RN., Lähteenmäki, L., Pravst, I., Gage, H., Cleary, A., Karatzia, A., Kušar, A., Yang, W., Jackson, DL., Hodgkins, CE. and Klopčič, M., (2016). Understanding the impact of legislation on 'reduction of disease risk' claims on food and drinks: The REDICLAIM project. Agro Food Industry Hi-tech. 27 (3), 30-32

Karatzia, A., (2015). Cypriot Depositors Before the Court of Justice of the European Union: Knocking on the Wrong Door?. King's Law Journal. 26 (2), 175-184

Karatzia, A., (2015). The European citizens' initiative in practice: Legal admissibility concerns. European Law Review. 40 (4), 509-530

Book chapters (1)

Karatzia, A., (2017). An overview of litigation in the context of financial assistance to Eurozone Member States. In: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 2016. Editors: Szabo, M., Lancos, PL. and Varga, R., . Eleven International Publishing. 573- 590. 978-9462367326

Contact

a.karatzia@essex.ac.uk

Location:

5S.6.12, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays 14:00 - 15:00