Lawyer Birgit Aasa participates in summer school on European Union law

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Lawyer Birgit Aasa participates in summer school on European Union law

From 29 June to 10 July, Birgit Aasa, a lawyer at RASK Attorneys-at-Law, participated in the European University Institute’s summer school on the law of the European Union.

The general course at the summer school concerned the current situation in European integration and the main theme of the specialist courses was harmonization in a changing legal context. The specialist courses offered in-depth analyses of the law of the European Union on financial services, environmental protection, private international law, fundamental rights, and tobacco, alcohol and nutrition policies. The lecturers included well-known and recognized professors from universities such as University of Cambridge, College of Europe, New York University, and Paris Institute of Political Studies, as well as practitioners of European Union law who work in the Legal Service of the European Commission or who have represented clients in the European Court of Justice with precedent-establishing cases, such as Factortame and Kadi.

The European University Institute is an establishment of higher education set up by the Member States of the European Communities in 1987, under the Convention for setting up a European University Institute. It offers the highest-level master and doctoral programs in the fields of history and civilization, economics, political and social sciences, and law. Estonia joined the convention in 2005.