Interview with Marenco, Giuliano

From the The European Commission 1986-2000. Memories of an institution Collection

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Recorded in 16 March 2017 Brussels
Interview by Karin van Leeuwen in English

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In this interview, Giuliano Marenco, former member of the European Commission’s Legal Service mainly engaged with matters of competition, reflects on:
- the sabbatical year he spent in Washington studying competition law;
- his career within the Legal Service rotating between teams;
- the atmosphere in the Legal Service under Directors-General Ehlermann and Dewost;
- his connections with (people in) Italy;
- relations with the DG’s, in particular DG Competition;
- the application and replacement of Regulation 17/62 on competition;
- doctrinal developments on state intervention / legislation restricting competition;
- the Francovich ruling of the ECJ on state liability;
- the Constitutional Convention and a draft constitution made by the Commission;
- codification of community legislation;
- the entry into the Service of new nationalities as a consequence of the accessions;
- the position of the Legal Service in relation to the Commission president.

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