Seminar, Digital Agenda: Turning government data into gold. The regulation of public sector information - some comments on the Compass-case
Time: Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 12.30-14.00
Place: Moot court room (Rättegångssalen), 4th floor, C-house, Stockholm University
Speaker: Dr Björn Lundqvist
Discussant: Gustaf Johnssén
Registration: Please register no later than 7 October 2012 by e-mail to Lovorka Jonic-Kapnias at Lovorka.Jonic-Kapnias@juridicum.su.se
Light lunch (sandwiches) will be served to those who have registered for the seminar.
Björn Lundqvist will discuss his recent paper (draft article) triggered by the recently delivered preliminary ruling by the CJEU in the Compass case (C-138/11). The case is important since it raises difficult questions regarding when a public sector body should benefit from the application of EU competition law and it is specifically interesting for those public sector bodies that create the essential information needed for the growing Public Sector Information industry. The main issue discussed in the paper is when public sector bodies should be considered "undertakings" under EU competition law; the substantive issue being whether the specific conduct under scrutiny is an economic activity or not.
Björn Lundqvist is Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School and guest lecturer at Stockholm University.
Gustaf Johnssén is Kansliråd, Socialdepartementet, enheten för statlig förvaltning (Deputy Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Unit of Government Administration).
Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt
Lovorka Jonic Kapnias
The Institute of European Law, Stockholm University