Recent Trends in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Project number: 2150201

- Online Course -

Date & pricing

02/12/2021 - 03/12/2021
Register before: 25/11/2021

€ 860,00 per attendee

€ 775,00 for EIPA members*

Recent Trends in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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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.

About this online conference

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 regarded as significant for:

  • They offer a first-time interpretation on certain EU legal instruments;
  • They give a new meaning to existing legal rules;
  • Or they adapt or re-examine past jurisprudence.

The program of this new edition will feature a number of key decisions in the field of the Rule of Law,  the EU legal system and procedural law and on the application and interpretation of fundamental EU law principles.

It will also present an analysis of major recent judgements on substantive EU law matters such economic and monetary policy, employment and social affairs, taxation and competition. The program will then move on to  discuss  Court’s key rulings in external relations and the area of freedom of security and justice. The conference will conclude with a description of how the Court and its work adapted to the particular contingencies of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Course methodology

The conference will be delivered online by means of live streaming days via Zoom.

The various sessions proposed by the conference will be conducted by experts providing presentations on key topics. All sessions will be followed by Q&A sessions allowing for the exchange of ideas, and discussion time where participants will have the opportunity to share professional experiences.

How it will help you?

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.

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
  • Academics
  • Others who are interested in EU legal issues in general, and in the main rulings delivered by the European Courts in particular.
Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney

Freedom Security and Justice

Martina Anzini

Martina Anzini

EU Digital Market, EU Law

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

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.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
Book up until 15 October 2021 to get a 20% early bird discount

Please note that the early bird discount will be applied at a later stage, when you receive the final invoice. The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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The programme

09.00 Registration of participants
09.15 Welcome and mutual introduction
 Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
EU law principles
09.30 Compatibility of the Disciplinary Regime for Judges in Poland with EU law

  • Commission v Poland, C-791/19, 15 July 2021

Daniel Sarmiento, Professor of EU Law, Universidad Complutense, Madrid & EU Law Live, Editor in Chief (tbc.)

10.00 Questions and answers
10.15 The Court elucidates the validity of the Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation

  • Hungary v Parliament and Council, C-156/21 (pending)
  • Poland v Parliament and Council, C-157/21 (pending)

Krzysztof Plesniak, Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union (tbc.)

10.45 Questions and answers
11.00 Break
11.30 Judicial reforms in Romania and supervision by the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism  (CVM)

  • Asociația ‘Forumul Judecătorilor din România’ and Others, Joined Cases C‑83/19, C‑127/19, C‑195/19, C‑291/19, C‑355/19 and C‑397/19, 18 May 2021


12.00 Questions and answers
Procedures before the EU Courts
12.15 Locus standi of non-EU states to submit actions for annulment

  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v Council of the European Union, Cases C-872/19 P, 22 June 2021

Adam Łazowski, Professor of EU Law, Department of Advanced Legal Studies, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster

12.45 Questions and answers
13.00 Lunch
Economic and Monetary Policy
14.00 The Court of Justice clarifies the nature of the Euro Group

  • Council v K. Chrysostomides & Co.  and Others, Council v Bourdouvali and Others, K. Chrysostomides & Co. and Others v Council and Bourdouvali and Others v Council, Joined Cases C-597/18 P, C-598/18 P and C-604/18 P, 16 December 2020

Matthieu Chavrier, Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, Brussels

14.30 Questions and answers
14.45 Payment options in the Euro area

  • Johannes Dietrich and Norbert Häring v Hessischer Rundfunk, Joined Cases C-422/19 and C-423/19, 26 January 2021

Martina Anzini, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

15.15 Questions and answers
15.30 End of Day 1
Employment and Social Affairs
09.00 Applicability of the Working Time Directive to the activities of military personnel

  • B.K. v Republika Slovenija (Ministrstvo za obrambo), Case C-742/19, 15 July 2021

Jeno Czuczai, Adviser, DG General and Institutional Policy (currently seconded to the Cabinet/GIP), Brussels

09.30 Questions and answers
09.45 Direct taxation : consolidating the framing of member States sovereignty

  • BJ v Belgium, Case C-241/20, 15 July 2021
  • Real Vida Seguros SA v Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira, Case C-449/20, 9 September 2021

Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau, Legal Secretary, General Court of the European Union, chambers of Judge V. Valančius

10.15 Questions and answers
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Abuse of dominant position

  • Deutsche Telekom AG v European Commission, Case C-152/19 P, 25 March 2021

Godefroy de Moncuit, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

Visa, asylum and immigration
11.45 Policies on border checks, asylum and immigration

  • Commission v Hungary, Case C-808/18, 17 December 2020

Petra Jeney, Director, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

12.15 Questions and answers
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Annulment of Council decisions and preservation of the legal certainty of the EU’s international commitments

  • Front Polisario v Council, Case T-279/19 and Joined Cases T-344/19 and T-356/19, 29 September 2021

Marianne Dony, Jean Monnet Chair of European Union law, ordinary professor, Faculty of Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles (tbc.)

14.00 Questions and answers
14.45 The work of the Court of Justice of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic situation

  • NN, Registry, Court of Justice of the EU
15.15 Questions and answers