Junior Legal Researcher
Athena Christofi is a Cypriot national, who joined Milieu as a legal trainee in March 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cyprus and a Master of Laws from the College of Europe. She has a great interest in the economic governance of the Eurozone and wrote her master thesis on the legal regime of the European Stability Mechanism and its implications for democracy and rule of law. Before joining Milieu, she worked for two years as an Academic Assistant at the College of Europe, where she tutored students in internal market and EU citizenship law, assisted several professors in the organization of their seminars, supervised master theses related to migration law, data protection and the law of the Economic and Monetary Union and coached a team for the René Cassin moot court competition on the European Convention of Human Rights. She also spent five months as a blue book trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission, assisting the lawyers of the MIME team (internal market for goods, energy and environment) with the preparation for cases on environmental law, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and public procurement.
Athena is a regular contributor of case notes on judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union to the Revue du droit de l’Union européenne.
Other than her native Greek, she is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.