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Name: Spyros A. Pappas
Firm Name: Pappas & Associates
Country: Belgium
Expertise: European Law

Telephone: +32-2-2315704-5
Fax: +32-2-2315708

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Professional Biography:

Spyros Pappas is our exclusively recommended European Law expert in Belgium on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Spyros directly using the contact details listed above.

Prior to founding the firm, Spyros held various senior positions in Greece, the Netherlands and the European Union.

Having been called to the Athens Bar in 1976, Spyros was a member of the Supreme Administrative Court by 1978, Maître des Requêtes in 1983. In 1985 he took over as Secretary General of the National Centre of Public Administration and set it up.

In 1988, Spyros became an Associate Professor of European Law at the European Institute for Public Administration, which he was Director-General of, between 1990-1995.

From 1995 to 2001, Spyros held the positions of Director General in the European Commission, in charge of of Consumer Policy setting up the relevant directorate general that flourished for over 15 years as SANCO, Director-general of Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual Policy, and, finally, Director General of the directorate-general of Education and Culture that he proposed and set up.

Spyros returned to private practise in 2001, and is currently a member of both the Athens and Brussels Bar Associations.

Advisory Excellence Articles:

Numerous articles in the field of administrative and constitutional law, European law, competition policy, audio-visual policy, consumer policy, culture and sport, environment, European integration, administrative science and policy analysis published in scientific reviews, books or newspapers in the most of the European Countries and in the US; the more recent ones are dealing with “The New European Governance”, “The Euro-Digital Democracy”, “After Nice: more intergovernmental or more federal?”, “The cultural dimension of Euro”, “The paradoxes of the European Community”, “A new era of competition policy under the guidance of the Court of First Instance”, “The alteration of the right of initiative of the European Commission”, “The competence of making regulatory decisions of the European Commission”, “Morale and change in the Union”, etc.