Economic and Legal Implications for the EU Member States
Edited by Katalin J. Cseres, Maarten Pieter Schinkel and Floris O.W. Vogelaar
Chapter 7: Economic and Legal Implications of Criminal Competition Law Enforcement: Discussion by Panel
Presider: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann Participants: William E. Kovacic Giancarlo Spagnolo Andreas P. Reindl Wouter P.J. Wils Interventions: Arnoud Boot University of Amsterdam Lorenzo Pace University of Rome Professor Ehlermann Thank you very much, Mr Spagnolo, for these stimulating remarks. We will see how my colleagues react to your suggestions. What seems to be important to me, and that is what you reﬂect clearly, is that the overall cultural environment in which one lives, independently of whether one is a lawyer or an economist, has an important bearing on the issues we discuss today. I would recognize the southern part of Italy, for instance – south of Rome, not so much north of the city – presents particular problems. One has to take into account in this debate the dimension of human behaviour; how different individuals react to different phenomena. In the Protestant north of Europe, this is not necessarily the same as in the Catholic south. In particular, if you have a lack of presence of the state, somebody steps in and affects your law enforcement. Having said that, I would like my colleagues to react. Bill [Kovacic, eds], do you have large points of agreement? The others perhaps less: we are all inclined to be hesitant about the rewarding of wrongdoers. But there you have a clear point of convergence with Giancarlo [Spagnolo, eds]. 150 Cseres 02 chap05 150 28/8/06 09:00:12 Economic and legal implications 151 Professor Kovacic I have a few comments. First, I would like to underscore...
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