Filipe de Vasconcelos Fernandes (Senior Consultant) is the winner of the 2020 edition of the Professor Doutor António de Sousa Franco Award.

This award is granted by Universidade de Lisboa, the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and Universidade Católica.

Filipe de Vasconcelos Fernandes was granted the award in the “investigation” category for his essay on "The ability-to-pay principle as a general principle of European Law? The Long and Winding Road…".

"It is an essay where I tried to restore the Court of Justice of the European Union “constitutional speech” on the ability-to-pay principle and its methodical features within the European context, anticipating what may be the respective elevation as a general principle of European Law.”

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