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A Practical Guide to the Infringement Procedure

How to Respond to Commission Investigations and Avoid Court Cases

December 14, 2023 - December 15, 2024


Venue: Luxembourg (LU)

Organizer(s): European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) - EIPA Luxembourg

Language: English

Contact: Programme Organiser
Mr Naoise Crowley
Tel: +352 426 230 306
n.crowley@eipa.eu

Info link: https://www.eipa.eu/courses/infringement-procedure/

This highly practical course will provide you with a sophisticated understanding of the infringement procedure (Articles 258 to 260 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) – the main enforcement mechanism enacted by the Commission against a Member State in case of a presumed breach of its obligations under EU law.

What will you learn:

This course will offer you a professional insight into the infringement procedure, analysing in detail the role of the Commission and the position of the Member States.

Hence you will be able to understand and distinguish the capacities and prerogatives of both actors, determining the different respective administrative and procedural strategies, which they can resort to throughout the procedure.

If you are a national official, the course will equip you with the right methodology to improve the capacity and quality of your national administration responses to Commission investigations on alleged infringements.

In the potential scenario of the initiation of the jurisdictional phase of the procedure, the course will also help you to select the right defence strategy to improve your state’s position during the litigation.

In case of a final condemnatory ruling after the procedure, this course will show you tips on how to comply with the judicial decision as swiftly as possible and hence avoid a new procedure, under Article 260 TFEU.

Course methodology/highlights:

The course will be conducted by EIPA legal experts of proven knowledge on infringement matters who will discuss key topics, illustrated with examples and cases from litigation practice.

All sessions will be followed by periods of Q & A for the exchange of ideas, and discussions where participants will have the opportunity to share professional experiences.

The various group exercises, workshops and discussions featured in the course will promote a high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.