Stefania Baroncelli is Associate Professor of Public Law at the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, School of Economics and Management. Her research interests relate mainly to the EU constitutional dimension, the relationship between the EU and the member States, the EMU and the State's role in the economic sphereCarlo Spagnolo is Lecturer of Contemporary European History at the Faculty of Humanities, Univ. of Bari and member of the scientific committee of the Foundation Gramsci Institute in Rome. His main scientific interests deal with international political economy of the XXth Century and European integration. Dr Simona Talani is a Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Bath and a Research fellow at the LSE. She was associate fellow at the University of Los Angeles California (2005) and Associate Expert for the United Nations (2001). She gained a PhD with Distinction from the European University Institute in Florence in 1998. She published with Oxford University Press, Palgrave, IB Tauris and Edward Elgars among others.