We at Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) were happy to host the seminar "The role and specifics of the European Union institutions in implementing and promoting EU law" organized by the European Union Law Association (ESTA) on 15 September.
The event was 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.
Laila Medina, Advocate General of the CJEU and ESTA Board discussed 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, talked about 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, shared their insights on the role and work of the Legal Service. Participants were eager to hear from Gatis Doniks, European prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office.
ESTA member and RGSL guest lecturer Žaneta Mikosa, who is currently working at the CJEU, discussed traineeship opportunities in several EU institutions.
The event concluded with the launch of the book "70 years of EU law: the Union for its citizens" by the European Commission's Legal Service.