AMCU Learning from the Case Law of the EU Court of Justice

The Project convened second Seminar on the presentation of the main business of the Court of Justice on public procurement for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on 11 June 2015.

The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize participants with the approach of EU Court of Justice (CJEU)    in order to enable them to use this approach and to show how CJEU case law has influenced and continues to influence the development of the EU public procurement directives. Indeed, knowledge of CJEU case law and the ability to use the approach of the CJEU will become increasingly relevant as the EU alignment of Ukrainian legislation continues.

Mr. Yury Terentyev, a new Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, opened the seminar with a welcoming speech: “I am very grateful to the Project for such a support to the Department of complains review in the sphere of Public Procurement. As all, it will help the Department to work more effectively towards approximation of Ukrainian legislation to EU standards.”

Mr. Eugene Stuart, Project Leader, said: “EU case law is never the easiest to study, but relevant now for Ukraine because of the Association Agreement provisions. Ukraine has to take account of EU case law in applying EU rules”.

By the end of 2015 it is planned to conduct 5 workshops, which will feature a total of 30 cases.