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

Luxemburg stad
© Liesbeth Weijs
datum 5 december 2019
plaats Luxemburg, Luxemburg
organisatie European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

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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SKU: 1950201 Categories: EU Policies, Law and Practice, EU Law Tags: EU citizenship, EU law, EU Legal System, Internal Market, judicial decisions

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 (access to justice and right to an effective judicial remedy), the EU procedural law (first interpretation and application of art.260,3 TFEU), the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (direct effect of the Charter provisions), 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 free movement of persons (equal treatment and financial aid for higher education studies), competition (private enforcement of competition law), consumer protection (information requirements in distance and off-premises contracts), environment and health protection (pollutant emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles), working relations and social affairs (duration of daily working time), transport (air passenger rights), banking law and European civil service law.

The program is completed with a discussion of Court’s most recent rulings in external relations (compatibility of International business law with EU law; competence for the adoption of decisions in the context of international treaties) and in the various facets of the area of freedom of security and justice (capacity to issue a European Arrest Warrant and the requirement of independence).

How will it 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.

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)

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)

Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz (ES)

EU Law

Practical information

Course venue

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers - EIPA Luxembourg

8 rue Nicolas Adames

1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser

Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi

Tel: +352 426 230 301

s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Fee

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.

Discounts

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.

Interpretation

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.

Meals

Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

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.).

The programme

 

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

  • European Commission v Republic of Poland, Case C-619/18, 24 June 2019

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

10.15

Coffee break

 

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU

10.45

Dorobantu, ML and Aranyosi evolving CJEU interpretation of Article 4?

  • Dumitru-Tudor Dorobantu Case C‑128/18 15 October 2019

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

11.15

Questions and answers

 

Citizenship of the EU

11.30

Denaturalisation decisions and their impact on EU Citizenship. The Court intervenes in Nationality law

  • M.G. Tjebbes, G.J.M. Koopman, E. Saleh Abady & L. Duboux v Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, Case C-221/17, 12 March 2019

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

12.00

Questions and answers

12.15

Lunch

 

LAW GOVERNING THE EU INSTITUTIONS

 

Jurisdictional system of the EU

13.45

The Court interprets and applies for the first time Article 260(3) TFEU

  • European Commission v Kingdom of Belgium, Case C-543/17, 8 July 2019

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

14.15

Questions and answers

 

EU civil service law

14.30

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 (to be confirmed)

15.00

Questions and answers

15.15

Coffee break

 

SELECTED EU POLICIES

 

State Aid

15.15

State Aid, investments and arbitration

  • European Food SA and Others v European Commission, Case T-624/15, T-694/15 and T-704/1514, 18 June 2019

Ludovic Bernardeau, Legal Secretary, Chambers of Judge Virgilijus Valančius, General Court of the European Union, Senior Lecturer, University Paris Nanterre

16.15

Questions and answers

 

Social Policy

16.30

Measurement of working time, overtime and the compliance by employers with fundamental workers’ rights

  • Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE, Cases C-55/18, 14 May 2019

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17.00

Questions and answers

17.15

Summary of the day’s proceedings and announcement of the programme of the following day

17.30

End of Day 1 followed by a welcome reception

 
 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

 

Judicial cooperation in criminal matters

09.00

What are the minimum independence requirements for the purposes of issuing a European Arrest Warrant?

  • OG (Public Prosecutor’s office of Lübeck), PI (Public Prosecutor’s office of Zwickau) and PF (Prosecutor General of Lithuania), Joined Cases C-508/18, C-82/19 PPU and C-509/18, 27 May 2019

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

09.30

Questions and answers

 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

 

External competence

09.45

Facultative mixity of competences and compliance with international law

  • European Commission v Council of the European Union, Joined Cases C-626/15 and 659/16, 20 November 2018

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

10.15

Questions and answers

10.30

Coffee break

 

SELECTED EU POLICIES (continued)

 

EU Banking Law

11.00

The Court defines for the first time the scope of its competence. Article 14.2 of the Statute of the ESCB and of the ECB

  • Ilmārs Rimšēvičs v Latvia and European Central v Latvia, Joined Cases C‑202/18 and C‑238/18, 26 February 2019

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

11.30

Questions and answers

 

Transport

11.45

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:

  • HQ and Others v Aegean Airlines SA, Case C-163/18, 10 July 2019

Etienne Thomas, Former Legal Secretary, Chambers of Judge Ingrida Labucka, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

12.15

Questions and answers

12.30

Lunch break

 

Consumer protection

13.30

Legal assessment of traders’ practices for the display of contact information under Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights

  • Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände - Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. v Amazon EU Sàrl, Case C-649/17, 10 July 2019

Etienne Thomas

14.00

Questions and answers

 

Free movement of persons

14.15

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

  • Nicolas Aubriet v Ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Case C-410/18, 10 July 2019

Roberta Ribeiro Oertel, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

14.45

Questions and answers

15.00

Coffee break

 

Environment

15.30

On the reduction of emissions into the environment, future vehicles and alternative solutions for urban mobility

  • Ville de Paris, Ville de Bruxelles and Ayuntamiento de Madrid v European Commission, Joined Cases T-339/16, T-352/16 and T-391/16, 13 December 2018

N.N.

16.00

Questions and answers

16.15

Summary of the proceedings of the second day

16.30

End of conference

The detailed programme of this conference will be available soon.

Course venue

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers - EIPA Luxembourg

8 rue Nicolas Adames

1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser

Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi

Tel: +352 426 230 301

s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Fee

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.

Discounts

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.

Interpretation

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.

Meals

Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

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.).


Inhoud

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European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Het Europees instituut voor bestuurskunde (beter bekend als The European Institute of Public Administration - ofwel EIPA) streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en organiseren van trainingen. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know–how' met elkaar verbinden. EIPA bestaat al meer dan 35 jaar.

Het hoofdkantoor van EIPA is gevestigd in Maastricht en heeft dependances in Luxemburg en Barcelona. Gemiddeld nemen 14.000 nationale en Europese ambtenaren per jaar deel aan de trainingen. Daarnaast biedt EIPA ook consultancy, onderzoek en op maat gemaakte programma’s/trainingen aan. Bij EIPA werken circa 120 hoogopgeleide medewerkers.

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