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

Project number: 2050201

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Date & pricing

03/12/2020 - 04/12/2020
Register before: 26/11/2020

€ 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 key rulings by the three courts of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued during the 12 preceding months.

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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 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.

The program of this new edition will feature a number of key decisions in the field of the Rule of Law, the configuration of the EU legal system, EU procedural law, EU citizenship and fundamental EU law principles and the law governing the EU institutions.

It will also present an analysis of major recent judgements on substantive EU law matters such as free movement of workers, economic and monetary policy, data protection and European civil service law.  The program will be completed with a discussion of Court’s most recent rulings in in the various facets of the area of freedom of security and justice (visa, asylum and immigration and judicial cooperation in criminal matters).

Conference methodology:

The conference will be delivered online (synchronous delivery via ZOOM).  Participants will be able to interact with experts through the chat functionality of the ZOOM platform or at the various Q&A periods following each respective presentation.

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 online conference

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

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.

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 The principle of Primacy, case-law of the Court of Justice and  national supreme jurisdictions

  • Thoughts and reflections after the PSPP judgement of the German Constitutional Court

Daniel Sarmiento, Professor of EU Law, Universidad Complutense, Madrid & EU Law Live, Editor in Chief

10.00 Questions and answers
10.15 Right to academic freedom, university autonomy and the rule of law

  • European  Commission v Hungary, Case C-66/18, 6 October 2020

Tamás Kende, Kende, Molnár-Bíró, Katona Attorneys-at-Law, Associate Professor of International Law and EU Law, ELTE Law School, Budapest

10.45 Questions and answers
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Border disputes between Member States: (lack of) jurisdiction of the Court and the principle of sincere cooperation

  • Republic of Slovenia v Republic of Croatia, Case C‑457/18, 31 January 2020

Adam Łazowski, Professor of EU Law, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster in London & Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Natolin

12.00 Questions and answers
European Parliament
12.15 Concept of ‘Member of the European Parliament’ and the immunities necessary for the performance of the tasks of the European Union

  • Criminal proceedings against Oriol Junqueras Vies, Case C-502/19, 19 December 2019

Fernando Irurzun Montoro, Doctor in Law, Counsel, Clifford Chance, S.L.P., Madrid

12.45 Questions and answers
13.00 Lunch
EU civil service law
14.00 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
14.30 Questions and answers
Economic and Monetary Policy
14.45 Restructuring of the Greek public debt and involvement of the private sector

  • Frank Steinhoff and Others v European Central Bank, Case T-107/17, 23 May 2019 & Appeal, C-571/19

Fred Reinertz Barriera, Financial Sector Consultant, Luxembourg

15.15 Questions and answers
15.30 End of Day 1
EU Citizenship
09.00 Former EU workers and entitlement to social assistance

  • Jobcenter Krefeld – Widerspruchsstelle v JD, Cases C-181/19, 6 October 2020

Maria Haag, Lecturer, Department of Public Law and Governance, Tilburg University

09.30 Questions and answers
Data Protection
09.45 EU General Data Protection Regulation & International data transfers

  • Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems, Case C-311/18, 16 July 2020

Dr. Loredana Tassone, Lawyer, Alphalex Avocats, Brussels

10.15 Questions and answers
10.30 Coffee break
Visa, asylum and immigration
11.00 Relocation of applicants for international protection and state interests linked to national security and public order

  • Commission v Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, Joined Cases C-715/17, C-718/17 and C-719/17, 20 April 2020

Krzysztof Plesniak, Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, Brussels

11.30 Questions and answers
Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
11.45 Extradition of an EFTA citizen to a third country

  • Ruska Federacija v I.N, Case C-897/19 PPU, 2 April 2020

Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

12.15 Questions and answers
12.30 Lunch
EU court procedures: infringement actions against Member States
13.30 The Commission infringement action against the UK for breach of the Withdrawal Agreement and other imminent Brexit legal questions
Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
14.00 Questions and answers
14.15 End of conference