The fathers and mothers of consumer law and policy in Europe : the foundational years 1950-1980
Title: The fathers and mothers of consumer law and policy in Europe : the foundational years 1950-1980
Publisher: European University Institute
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2019, Law Department
External link: https://soundcloud.com/european-university/sets/the-fathers-and-mothers-of-consumer-law-and-policy-europe-1950-1980-conference-1-2-june-2017
The book owes its origin to the sudden passing away of my mentor and friend Norbert Reich in 2015, the father of the consumer law in Germany. My Dutch colleagues and friends, Ewoud Hondius and Thom van Mierlo pushed me into action. Thanks of the ERC funds I was able to sponsor a conference held in June 2017 on the father and mothers of consumer law in Europe. The idea was to bring together all those who significantly contributed to the development of consumer law in their home countries and in the EU. Nearly everybody we invited made it to our getting together. A round table of observers concluded the conference. The papers and documents should be made available to the public at large. That is why we have opted for an e-book version. The invitees were given rather loose instructions in the form of four open worded questions (see III. Letter of Invitation), the emphasis was laid on free speech, memories and crucial events. In order to keep the particular style of the conference in place, we decided to record the speeches and to transcribe them together with the discussions.
Table of Contents:
I. A historical document by Hans-W. Micklitz, 7 II. Preface by Ewoud Hondius, University of Utrecht, 9 III. Letter of invitation, 14 IV. Programme, 19 V. Welcome speech by Hans-W. Micklitz, 20 VI. Contributions, 22 1. Ludwig Krämer, European Commission, 23 2. Thierry Bourgoignie, Belgium/European Union, 55 3. Benedicte Federspiel, Denmark, 65 4. Maria Reiffenstein, Austria, 74 5. Jules Stuyck, Belgium, 83 6. Luboš Tichý, Czech Republic, 100 7. Børge Dahl, Denmark, 108 8. Thomas Wilhelmsson, Finland, 121 9. Henri Temple, France, 133 10. Klaus Tonner, Germany, 142 11. Elisa Alexandridou, Greece, 154 12. Alex Schuster, Ireland, 168 13. Guido Alpa, Italy, 179 14. Bob Schmitz, Luxembourg, 213 15. Ewa Łętowska & Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska, Poland, 220 16. Iain Ramsay, United Kingdom, 233 17. Hans-W. Micklitz, Niklas Olsen, Thomas Roethe, Claudius Torp and Thom van Mierlo: Roundtable, 247 VII. Biographies, 278
The conference brought together the mothers and fathers of consumer law in Europe. They were asked to report on the founding years of consumer law and policy within the EU Member States and the EU. The playlist of 22 soundtracks (see the Soundcloud link) includes the presentations at the Conference 'The Making of Consumer Law and Policy in Europe', which took place at the European University Institute on 1-2 June 2017.
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