Loukas Tsoukalis was born in Athens. He studied economics and international relations at the University of Manchester, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the University of Oxford where he obtained his doctoral degree. He taught for many years at Oxford (University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of St Catherine’s College and St Antony’s College). He later became Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also taught at the European University Institute in Florence and at Sciences Po in Paris, and was a former Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission. He is presently Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens, President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Visiting Professor at King’s College in London and the College of Europe in Bruges. Author of The New European Economy, and What Kind of Europe? published by OUP; joint editor and author of the concluding chapter of The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Is there a Future for the European Union? (OUP, 2011).