About the event

The preliminary competence of the Court of Justice of the European Union foreseen by Article 267 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union will soon be substantially overhauled. It was recently decided to transfer to the General Court of the European Union jurisdiction to handle preliminary ruling requests in four specific areas : VAT, customs and excise duties, compensation and assistance to passengers, and the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading. This is an important reform, which raises many technical questions, but which also constitutes a milestone in the evolution of the Court and of the judicial lanscape in Europe.

As part of a collaboration between the ULB and the Université de Liège, professors Paul Dermine and Jonathan Wildemeersch organise a study session decicated to the reform. The event will bring together representatives of the Court, the General Court, the three highest jurisdictions of Belgium, and academia.

Detailed programme

Practical information

When: 31 mai 2024 de 8h30 à 12h45

Where: ULB | Bibliothèque du Centre interdisciplinaire d’Etude des Religions et de la Laïcité (CIERL) | Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 17, 1050 Bruxelles

Please note, that the speakers will mainly use French. However, English is welcome as a language of discussion. 

Access is free, but registration is required, as the number of places is limited.