About this course
This annual conference reviews and comments on a selected number of judicial decisions issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union during the past 12 months. These judicial decisions are significant:
- in offering a first-time interpretation on certain EU legal instruments;
- For giving new meaning to existing legal rules;
- On adapting or re-examining past jurisprudence.
This year, the program features a number of key decisions in the field of the Rule of Law, the configuration of the EU legal system, EU citizenship and fundamental EU law principles and the law governing the EU institutions. It also presents an analysis of major recent judgements in a number of selected policy areas such as the internal market and the provision of services, environment, competition, working relations and social affairs, financial services and European civil service law. The program is completed with a discussion of Court’s most recent rulings in external relations and in the various facets of the area of freedom of security and justice. Finally, this year’s edition of the Conference will be an occasion to mark the 10th year anniversary of the entry into force of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Hence, the conference proceedings will offer an opportunity to comment on how the Charter has impacted on the role of the Court and to evoke its main rulings so far regarding the enforceability and interpretation of this fundamental act.
Who will benefit most?
- Legal professionals within the public and private sectors
- Officials of EU institutions and agencies
- National civil servants and persons working on EU law issues
- Judicial professionals
- Law enforcement officers
- Others who are interested in EU legal issues in general, and in the main rulings delivered by the European Courts in particular.
Gain an expert insight into the most recent law of the Court and keep abreast of the latest legal developments of the EU by joining our conference!
What you will learn in this course
By analysing a selection of key rulings from different areas of EU law, the conference will enable you to understand how a number of fundamental decisions rendered by the Court in the course of the preceding months may potentially impact the legal development of the EU. Beyond the specific details of each case, the conference will also strive to identify general legal trends as well as potential directions for the future evolution of the Court’s case-law.
Court judgements, subject to change, to be addressed include:
- Judgement in Case C-619/18, Commission v Poland
- Judgement in Case T-544/13 RENV, Dyson ltd v Commission
- Judgement in Case C-543/17, Commission v Belgium
- Judgement in Case C-410/18, Nicolas Aubriet v Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
- Judgements in Cases C-724/17, Vantaan kaupunki v Skanske Industrial Solutions Oy and C-637/17, Cogeco Communications Inc. v Sport TV Portugal SA
- Judgement in Case C-649/17, Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände – Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. v Amazon EU
- Judgment in joined Cases T-339/16, Ville de Paris v Commission, T-352/16, Ville de Bruxelles v Commission and T-391/16, Ayuntamiento de Madrid v Commission
- Judgment in Case C-55/18, Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE
- Judgments in Cases C-501/17, Germanwings v Wolfgang Pauels, C-163/18, HQ and Others v Aegean Airlines and C-502/18, CS and Others v České aerolinie a.s
- Judgment in Joined Cases C-626/15 and C-659/16, Commission v Council (Antarctic MPAs)
- Opinion 1/17, EU – Canada CET Agreement
- Judgments in Joined Cases C-508/18, OG (Public Prosecutor’s office of Lübeck) and C-82/19 PPU PI, (Public Prosecutor’s office of Zwickau) and in Case C-509/18 PF, (Prosecutor General of Lithuania)
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Early bird discount
For this conference EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 24 October 2019.
We offer this conference with French simultaneous interpretation, if at least six participants indicate their interest in advance. Please indicate your interest under ‘additional information’ when registering.
Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.
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Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).
|08.30||Registration of participants|
|09.00||Welcome and mutual introduction
Peter Goldschmidt, Director and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|LEGAL ORDER OF THE EU|
|EU law principles|
|09.30||Rule of law, effective judicial protection in the fields covered by EU law and judicial independence
Jenö Czuczai, Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union (currently seconded to the Cabinet/GIP), Brussels
|10.00||Questions and answers|
|Citizenship of the EU|
|10.45||Denaturalisation decisions and their impact on EU Citizenship. The Court intervenes in Nationality law
Adam Łazowski, Professor of EU Law, Department of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Westminster
|11.15||Questions & answers|
|Jurisdictional system of the EU|
|11.30||The Court interprets and applies for the first time Article 260(3) TFEU
Pierre Cottin, Agent before the Court of Justice of the European Union and before the EFTA Court, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs (FPS), Directorate General for Legal Affairs (DGJ), Brussels
|12.00||Questions and answers|
|EU civil service law|
|13.45||Review of landmark judgements rendered in the field of public administration over the last year
Julian Currall, Barrister, Alber & Geiger, Brussels, former Principal Legal Adviser – Legal Service and Director of the ECS Team, European Commission, Brussels
|14.15||Questions and answers|
|14.30||On the relation between Arbitration and State Aid law
Ludovic Bernardeau, Legal Secretary, Chambers of Judge Ingrida Labucka, General Court of the European Union, Senior Lecturer, Université Paris X
|15.00||Questions and answers|
|15.45||Measurement of working time, overtime and the compliance by employers with fundamental workers’ rights
Santiago Jiménez García, Abogado del Estado, Agent before the Court of Justice of the European Union, Legal Service before the European Court of Justice, Secretariat of State for the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Madrid (to be confirmed)
|16.15||Questions and answers|
|The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU|
|16.30||The 10th year anniversary of the Charter’s entry into force: how has the EU’s bill of rights been interpreted and applied in the case law of the Court?
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg et al.
|17.15||Questions and answers|
|17.30||Summary of the day’s proceedings and announcement of the programme of the following day|
|18.00||End of Day 1 followed by a welcome reception|
|SELECTED EU POLICIES (continued)|
|Free movement of persons|
|09.00||Recent decisions on student grants: how the case law of the Court is compelling Member States to review their legislation on state financial support for education
Roberta Ribeiro Oertel, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|09.30||Questions and answers|
|09.45||On the reduction of emissions into the environment, future vehicles and alternative solutions for urban mobility
|10.15||Questions and answers|
|11.00||Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 on passenger rights versus Directive 90/314/EEC on package travel and compensation of passengers for the cancellation of their flights:
|11.30||Questions and answers|
|11.45||Legal assessment of traders’ practices for the display of contact information under Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights
|12.15||Questions and answers|
|AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE|
|Judicial cooperation in criminal matters|
|13.30||What are the minimum independence requirements for the purposes of issuing a European Arrest Warrant?
Fernando Irurzun Montoro, Doctor in Law, Counsel, Clifford Chance, S.L.P., Madrid (to be confirmed)
|14.00||Questions and answers|
|14.15||Common procedures for granting international protection. Refusal by the competent administrative or quasi-judicial body to comply with a decision of that court or tribunal
Matthieu Chavrier, Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, Brussels (to be confirmed)
|14.45||Questions and answers|
|15.30||Facultative mixity of competences and compliance with international law
Marianne Dony, Jean Monnet Chair of European Union law, ordinary professor, Faculty of Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles (to be confirmed)
|16.00||Questions and answers|
|16.15||Summary of the proceedings of the second day|
|16.30||End of conference|