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The Institute for European Global Studies Welcomes Gentjan Skara

Visiting Researcher Gentjan Skara

Visiting Researcher Gentjan Skara

Why and how should digital platforms like Alphabet, Apple or Meta be regulated in the EU? This will be the focus of our new visiting fellow Gentjan Skara, PhD, during his stay in Basel. The legal scholar from "Bedër" University College, Albania, will work on a project titled "The Enforcement of Digital Markets Act and its Compliance with Competition Law". We welcome him warmly!

Gentjan (Genti) Skara is a lecturer of EU Law and Competition Law at the Department of Law, "Bedër" University College, Albania. He holds an LLB from University of Tirana (Albania), an MA in European Studies from Epoka University (Albania) and an LLM in "South East European Law and European Integration" from University of Graz. From 2016 to 2019, Genti attended the PhD program in "EU Law and National Legal System program" at University of Ferrara and was graduated in March 2020. His thesis dealt with the impact of the Antitrust Damages Directive on the Albanian legal system. A revised version of it was published by Springer Nature as a monography titled "Europeanisation of Private Enforcement of Competition Law: The Case of Albania" in 2022.

Since October 2012, Genti is a full-time member of the Department of Law at "Bedër" University College where he teaches international and EU law courses. Since July 2021, Genti serves as Head of Department of Law. Besides his academic engagement, Genti is a National Legal expert regarding the "Internal Market and Competition" branch of the EU acquis for the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Republic of Albania. Furthermore, he has been engaged in several other projects relating with the approximation of laws. Genti is author of several articles published in well-known journals. Currently, he is working as co-editor on a new book titled "Competition Law and Policy in the Western Balkan Countries", to be published by Springer. His fields of research include EU Law, Enlargement Policy, Competition Law and Approximation of Laws.

At the Institute for European Global Studies, Genti will be working on a project titled "The Enforcement of Digital Markets Act and its compliance with Competition Law". In his project, he will discuss the rationale and the necessity for the regulation of the digital technology development in the EU digital market. Moreover, the project will analyze the enforcement of the Digital Markets Act and its compliance with competition law, focusing on the need of competition policy, law and enforcement in the digital sphere. His visiting fellowship is part of the thematic focus of the Katekisama program "Global Convergences: Cultures and Politics of AI in Globality Research".

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