A Practical Guide to the Infringement Procedure: How to Respond to Commission Investigations and Avoid Court Cases

Date: 01 October 2020

Time: 09:30

Duration: 2 days

Location: Online

Cost: € 700,00 / € 630,00 for EIPA members

Organiser: EIPA Luxembourg

Web Link: https://www.eipa.eu/product/infringement-procedure/

Description:

The infringement procedure – Articles 258 to 260 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – is the main enforcement mechanism enacted by the Commission against a Member State whenever it is of the opinion that the Member State is in breach of its obligations under EU law. During the online course you will learn the practical insights of the procedure and acquire the professional skills required to give persuasive answers to the inquiries of the Commission, to voluntary remedy the alleged infringement and to avoid a potential Court case.

Who will benefit most?

Public sector employees, in charge of or involved in the transposition of EU law and state officials and legal counsellors answering/preparing the defences of the State in all stages of the infringement procedure, irrespective of the level of government or origin of the case (i.e. national, regional and local level).

Private practicing lawyers, consultants and other interested actors from the private sector, who wish to update their knowledge on the procedure and obtain a comprehensive overview.

Make out of your national administration a winner in EU infringement procedures: respond persuasively to Commission allegations, avoid the risk of a Court case, of a condemnatory ruling and of potential financial sanctions for you national administration.

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