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From Free Movement to Risk Analysis: a Legal Perspective on the Change of the EU's Regulation of Foods

Dr. Morten Broberg
Associate Professor in European Union Law, University of Copenhagen

Date: 23 October 2007
Time
: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue
: CARR Seminar Room, H615

Abstract:

Until the 1990s the EU regulation of food products did not differ much from that of other types of products; the primary focus was upon securing the free movement across the EU's internal borders. The food scandals of the 90s however caused the EU legislator to introduce a new and extensive legal regime which to a considerable extent is aimed at reducing the risk associated with foods. In his presentation Dr. Broberg will explain this change of legal regime and he will consider to what extent the regime conforms with fundamental EU law principles.

About the speaker:

Dr. M.P. Broberg is associate professor in European Union Law at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law. During the academic year 2007/08 Dr. Broberg will be on leave from the University while working on a research project on European food safety at the Danish Institute for International Studies. Dr. Broberg is qualified as an advocate at the Danish bar. In addition to working in private practice, he has earlier worked as head of section in the Danish Ministry of Justice and as référendaire (legal secretary) to the President of the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. His primary research interests are in the field of food regulation and the EU's relation with the developing countries.

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