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Prof. Dr. René Repasi is Professor of Public and Private Interests at Easrmus University Rotterdam. Since February 2022 he is Member of the European Parliament, affiliated to the S&D group, holding a seat in the Committees for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Legal Affairs (JURI). Before he was acting as vice-head of the Department of International and European Union Law of Erasmus School of Law and was the director of the Erasmus Centre for Economic and Financial Governance, a multidisciplinary research centre by Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus School of Law. He is specialized in EU law and the law of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

Previously, he held the position of Associate Professor of International and European Union Law and was Scientific Coordinator of the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG) of the Universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam since November 2014. Before his appointment at EURO-CEFG in November 2014 he used to work as Research Assistant at the Institute for German and European Corporate and Economic Law of Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg at the chair of Professor Peter-Christian Müller-Graff and as lecturer for EU law at the University for Applied Sciences in Fulda (Germany).

René Repasi studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Montpellier I. During his legal clerkship, he used to work for the European Commission and at the European Court of Justice in the cabinet of Advocate General Prof. Dr. Juliane Kokott. He holds a PhD on 'The Impact of the Supremacy of Union law on the Private International law of the Member States' from the University of Heidelberg. Professor Repasi was appointed as legal expert in hearings and for consultancy at the European Parliament on the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) as well as on questions relating to institutional and constitutional matters of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) at the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (AFCO) and on "Brexit" at the German Bundestag. The Brussels based think tank “Centre for European Policy Studies” (CEPS) nominated him for its High-Level Group on EU Institutional Reforms. He acted, furthermore, as legal adviser for the chapter on EMU in the proposal of a 'Fundamental Law of the European Union' by the Spinelli Group for a new Treaty for the EU. His research interests revolve around legal matters relating to economic and financial governance, banking regulation, constitutional and institutional implications of EMU.

René Repasi teaches at the Erasmus School of Law (ESL) and is involved as case drafter and judge in the regional finals of the European Law Moot Court competition. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Effect of the Principle of Supremacy of Union Law in Private International Law, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

Award Date: 13 Dec 2016

External positions

Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament, European Union

2 Feb 202230 Jun 2024


  • K Law (General)
  • EU law
  • EMU


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