On may 17, 2019, Bucharest hosted the informal meeting of the Agents representing the EU Member States before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which was held under the auspices of the Romanian Council Presidency.
Undersecretary of State Radu Canțăr, Romania’s Governmental Agent before the CJEU, opened the debates – hosted at the Palace of the Parliament and which focused on recent developments in the rulings of EU courts as well as on specific aspects of interest in the current activity of the agents.
In the second part of the thematic discussions, the delegations representing all the EU Member States were joined by representatives of the EU courts – on behalf of EU General Court, Vice-President Marc van der Woude and Judge Octavia Spineanu-Matei; on behalf of the Court of Justice, Deputy Registrar Marc-André Gaudissart and Director Raluca-Lavinia Peica from the Directorate for Information Technology.
They delivered presentations on topical issues in the activity of the bodies that they represented.
The informal meeting of the Agents, a practice followed by all the Member States under their office as Council Presidency, is aimed at strengthening Member State cooperation in the area of legal representation before the EU courts, while offering an excellent opportunity to exchange best practices in legal representation and to debate on the recent caselaw of the CJEU.