European Commission - Secretariat General (Brussels)

Michael Gremminger

European Commission - Secretariat General (Brussels)
Head of Unit

Michael Gremminger, born 1965, worked for more than 10 years in the Commission’s Competition Directorate-General in Brussels. In that capacity he was responsible for the enforcement and development of competition policy in the air transport sector. He was involved in all major air transport cases dealt by the Commission and contributed to the development of the EC Aviation policy. He was part of the Commission’s team negotiating the EU-US Open Aviation Area agreement. During the academic year 2003-2004 Dr. Gremminger served as the EU visiting professor at George Mason’s University’s School of Public Policy in Arlington/Virginia (USA), where he taught graduate level courses international competition and aviation policy. Prior to joining the European Commission in 1997 he worked as a marketing development and communication manager for the HeidelbergCement group in Heidelberg after having worked for more than four years as a management consultant. A native of Germany, Michael Gremminger was educated at the Universities of Mannheim (Germany) and Oregon (USA). He holds a Ph.D. and a MBA in Business Administration. He has published widely on topics related to competition policy, corporate strategy, stakeholder management and air transport and given many speeches at conferences and workshops. From 2007, Dr. Gremminger works in the Secretariat-General of the Commission, where he is currently deputy head of unit.

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1745 Bulletin

Gerald Miersch, Maija Laurila, Michael Gremminger The EU Commission grants negative clearance for notified statutes and guarantee agreements and exempts the service agreements concerning the packaging waste recovery markets (DSD)


"The Commission defines principles of competition for the packaging waste recovery markets"* I. Context The Commission has received notifications of a number of comprehensive, nation-wide packaging waste recovery systems. It has recently taken decisions with respect to two of them, namely the (...)

Gerald Miersch, Michael Gremminger The EU Commission finds that the company which created ’Green Dot’ trademark, is restricting competition by abusing its dominant position in the market for organizing the collection and recycling of sales packaging in Germany (System Deutschland)


"Commission acts against Duales System Deutschland AG for the abuse of a dominant position"* Introduction On April 20, 2001, the Commission adopted a decision finding that Duales System Deutschland AG (DSD), a company which created ‘The Green Dot’ (Der Grüne Punkt) trademark, is restricting (...)

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