On 13 May 2013, at the seat of the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, a day of reflection will take place to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the judgment in Van Gend en Loos, delivered on 5 February 1963. During the day, the judgment will be examined as a source of and a framework for the principles which have shaped the constitutional structure of the European Union and from the point of view of its potential for promoting the future development of European integration. See programme
The conference, which will be organised by a committee chaired by President of Chamber A. Tizzano and composed of Advocate General J. Kokott and Judge S. Prechal, is addressed to all law professionals and the academic world of the European Union. The deliberations will be conducted in French and English.
For the first time in the history of the Court such an event will be broadcast live
on the Court's internet site to allow the general public to follow the conference sessions, reflecting the unique nature of the event and the importance of the principle of direct effect for each EU citizen and company.