The European Union Law Association in cooperation with the Riga Graduate School of Law invites you to a seminar/ discussion "The role and specifics of the European Union institutions in implementing and promoting EU law" on 15 September 2023, at Riga Graduate School of Law Strēlnieku 4 k-2 from 13.30-16.30.
The event is dedicated to an insight into the current and behind-the-scenes work of lawyers in the three institutions of the European Union (EU) - the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the European Commission and the European Public Prosecutor's Office.
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Laila Medina, Advocate General of the CJEU and member of the Board of the European Union Law Association (ESTA), will talk about the role of CJEU in shaping EU law including the latest changes in the division of competences between the CJEU and the General Court, while Marina Borkoveca, lawyer and ESTA member of the CJEU Research and Documentation Directorate, will discuss the tasks and role of the Directorate in the uniform application of EU law.
Agnis Sauka and Inese Rubene, lawyers with almost 20 years of experience in the Legal Service of the European Commission and members of the ESTA, will share their insights on the role and work of the Legal Service.
Participants will also have a rare opportunity to hear from Gatis Doniks, European prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a relatively new EU institution.
ESTA member and RJA guest lecturer Žaneta Mikosa, who is currently working at the CJEU, will talk about traineeship opportunities in several EU institutions.
Finally, the book "70 years of EU law: the Union for its citizens" by the European Commission's Legal Service will be launched in a discussion atmosphere and you will have the opportunity to talk to any of the participants.
Founded in 2002, ESTA's main aim is to promote knowledge and understanding of EU law in Latvia. In order to achieve this goal, its members research and analyse EU law and the functioning of EU institutions, share this knowledge, organise discussions on EU law, in particular among lawyers specialising in different subfields of law, promote research on EU law and its interaction with national and international law and explain the implications and practicalities of applying EU law. Membership is open to any natural person who has reached the age of majority and who wishes to participate in the pursuit of the Society's objective, provided that he or she has a higher education degree in law, or is a member of the Latvian, European Union national or international justice system, or teaches a law-related course or part thereof at any higher education institution. Further information about the European Union Law Association can be obtained by writing to eulaw.lv(abols)gmail.com, and from August 2023 on the Association's website eulaw.lv (page under development).
The book 70 Years of EU law: A Union for its Citizens"
The book "70 Years of EU law: A Union for its Citizens" is a collaborative project of the Legal Service of the European Commission. It is written by lawyers whose day-to-day work in the Commission's Legal Service involves the proper application and implementation of EU law.
The book was written as a tribute to the 70th anniversary of EU law. It provides an insight into how the EU has evolved from an economic union into a fully-fledged union of its citizens over this period. The book reflects the essential set of rights and opportunities that derive from EU law today.
The book is free to download in English at https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/88c3f547-6ed0-11ed-9887-01aa75ed71a1. It is planned to be translated into all EU Member States' languages by the end of 2023.
Information on the Commission's Legal Service can be found here: