We are pleased to welcome Paul Weismann as a visiting fellow at the Institute for European Integration in August 2021. He studied law at the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg as well as at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

For a number of years he has been working as a researcher at the chair of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Griller at the Department of Public, International and European Law and at the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) at the University of Salzburg; in 2020, he achieved his habilitation. His research focuses on EU economic law, addressing institutional (EU agencies, ECB) as well as material questions (banking supervision, state aid).

In his habilitation thesis, entitled “Soft law and its importance in ensuring Member States’ compliance with Union law”, he deals with the location of soft law in Union law, especially with regard to its use as a means of ensuring Member States’ compliance with EU law.

The main objective of his research stay will be the revision of his habilitation thesis for publication purposes. Selected findings of his work will be presented in a research seminar.