Il periodo di ripensamento come strumento di creazione di fiducia nel commercio elettronico – Cristina Barettini

1. Nascita e sviluppo del “cooling off period” negli ordinamenti nazionali; 2. Il periodo di ripensamento nell’ordinamento comunitario; 3. Profili giuseconomici: riequilibrio delle inefficienze di mercato; 4. Il periodo di ripensamento nel commercio elettronico: tutela contro l’errore tecnologico; 5. Alcune conclusioni comparatistiche

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The Consumer Rights Directive and the proposal for a regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL) : Do they promote consumer confidence? – Cristina Poncibo

The purpose of this IUSE working paper is to explore the impacts the Consumer Rights Directive and the proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (CESL) have on the evolution of EU Consumer Law. The aim of both the directive and the Common European Sales Law is to boost consumer confidence, which is inevitable for cross-border transactions. The IUSE working paper, first, introduces the new legislative framework and, then, discusses, by relying on the results of behavioural economics about consumer contracts, whether consumer confidence in the internal market would be really enhanced by the adoption of such measures.

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Le piccole e medie imprese (PMI) e il diritto europeo dei consumatori – Barbara Pasa

Sommario: 1 – Premessa. 2 – PMI e tutela del consumatore. 3 – PMI: un insieme
omogeneo o molteplici sottoinsiemi? 4 – Prassi commerciali sleali o ingannevoli, e
normative di tutela. 5- Behavioral law and economics e fiducia del consumatore. 6-
Fiducia e quadro normativo europeo. 7- PMI e commercio on-line. 8- Quali regole per le
PMI nel commercio on-line. 9 – Critiche alle misure normative europee. 10- Spunti
ricostruttivi.

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The EU Directive on Renewable Sources and WTO: Towards a solution of the PPMs and extraterritoriality issues? – Elisa Ruozzi

The article analyses the relationship and the potential conflicts between EU Directive 28/2011 – imposing,  among other things, sustainability requirements on biofuels – and the WTO system. If on one side the fight  against climate change inspiring the Directive is coherent with the objective of sustainable development embodied in the WTO Agreement, on the other the Directive can be considered as violating WTO rules, as it constitutes a de facto ban on certain products. In this framework, possible options in order to justify the potentially restrictive impact of the measure are explored, on the basis of GATT/WTO jurisprudence relating to extraterritorial measures and process and productions methods.

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Softening Divides through Legitimacy: The Case of E.U. Citizenship – Francesca Strumia

This paper is an excerpt from a larger project I am working on, in which I explore the socialization power of European citizenship through the lenses of literature on diffusion of norms in international relations and international law, borrowing from this literature the notions of cultural match, legitimacy and acculturation. In this work, I explore the possibility that while the community of the European citizens is one based on difference, the interaction of citizens at the European level as members of a community of law, and their exposure to the scripts of coexistence as citizens might lead in the long run to the internalization, on the part of the citizens, of a sense of “groupness” consistent with the norm of European citizenship. In this sense, I argue that elements of institutional design making supranational citizenship visible for its holders and highlighting the legitimacy of their participation as citizens at the European level might help a process of acculturation.

This paper presented at Racism, Immigration and Citizenship Conference Johns Hopkins University, April 2009

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The Comparatist’s Lens on Remedies in Public Procurement – Roberto Caranta

It has been some times since the stipulated deadline for the implementation of Directive 2007/66/EC elapsed. Pursuing accrued effectiveness in the application of EU procurement law, the Directive revised the previous legislation mainly introducing two new remedies, standstill and ineffectiveness (with the ancillary remedy of alternative penalties).

Inevitably Member States have approached the implementation of Directive 2007/66/EC differently. At times, rules on remedies in public procurement have been rewritten almost from scrap. Other times, the new remedies have been grafted into the existing legislation. In both cases, the peculiar legal traditions of each Member State are deemed to influence the way remedies are not just implemented but applied.

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Il recepimento della direttiva 2007/66/CE. Il rito speciale degli appalti nel nuovo codice del processo amministrativo e le conseguenze sul procedimento di aggiudicazione – Mario Comba (editor)

Introduzione; Procedure di evidenza pubblica e contratti nella disciplina del Codice dei contratti pubblici e  del Codice del processo amministrativo – Paola Malanetto; La tutela cautelare tra diritto europeo e diritto interno – Vincenzo Gallo; La direttiva ricorsi (2007/66/CE) e le sue conseguenze a livello sistematico: l’imposizione del modello francese di «contrat administratif» – Mario Comba

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Il recepimento della direttiva 2007/66/CE. Il rito speciale degli appalti nel nuovo codice del processo amministrativo e le conseguenze sul procedimento di aggiudicazione – Mario Comba (editor)

Introduzione; Procedure di evidenza pubblica e contratti nella disciplina del Codice dei contratti pubblici e  del Codice del processo amministrativo – Paola Malanetto; La tutela cautelare tra diritto europeo e diritto interno – Vincenzo Gallo; La direttiva ricorsi (2007/66/CE) e le sue conseguenze a livello sistematico: l’imposizione del modello francese di «contrat administratif» – Mario Comba

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