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Alberto de Gregorio Merino

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Council of the EU

Law Degree, University of Salamanca (Spain). LL.M College of Europe, Bruges.

Director at the Legal Service of the Council of the EU, in the directorate dealing with economic, financial and EU budget affairs. He is the Legal Advisor to Ecofin and to the Euro Group, to the Economic and Financial Committee and to the Eurogroup Working Group. He is legal advisor to Coreper.  He also provides legal advise to the cabinet of the president of the European Council.

He has been responsible for legal advise in different issues such as the ESM Treaty, the six pack and the two pack negotiations (EU economic governance), banking union legislation (SSM and the SRB Regulations as well as the intergovernmental agreement on the transfer of funds to the SRF), the Treaty on Stability, Convergence and Governance (fiscal compact). More recently he has been also responsible for legal advise in relation to the multiannual financial perspectives, the Next Generation EU, as well as the new mechanism on budgetary conditionality/rule of law.

He represents the Council and the European Council before the Court of Justice (for instance, cases Pringle, Banco Popular cases, or more recently the actions brought by Poland and Hungary against the new mechanism on budgetary conditionality/rule of law.

He is frequent speaker in conferences and seminars (f.i., institutional rapporteur of the 2016 FIDE congress). He publishes frequently in EU law academic reviews (such as the Common Market Law Review) and collective works (most recently, The EU law of economic and monetary Union, Oxford University Press, 2020 and EU law in times of pandemic, EU law live press).