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Department of Administrative Cases

11 February, 2021

The Court of Justice of the European Union hears the Opinion of the Advocate General in order to answer questions put by the Senate

At the hearing on February 11, the Court of Justice of the European Union heard the Opinion of Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe regarding the questions referred by the Senate in the case where it is to be decided whether the applicant – an Italian citizen who has moved to live with his family in Latvia – was justifiably denied the right to receive state-funded healthcare services. Having heard the Opinion of the Advocate General, the Court of Justice of the European Union will set the date on which the judgment will be delivered in response to questions put by the Senate.

3 February, 2021

Decision of the Financial and Capital Market Commission regarding the fine imposed on the bank is upheld

On January 29, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate upheld the judgment of the Regional Administrative Court, which rejected the application of the Applicant – the bank – for annulment of the decision of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (hereinafter – FCMC). The above-mentioned decision of the FCMC establishes that the Applicant is responsible for the execution of payment order of the Applicant's client in accordance with Section 99, Paragraph nine of the Law on Payment Services and Electronic Money, and the Applicant is instructed to inform the FCMC about the solution regarding the execution of the said transaction. The Applicant is also instructed to assess the need to make changes to the internal control system and procedure, determining its conduct in cases where it is not possible to execute the payment order given by the payment service user. A fine was also imposed on the Applicant.