European Union

10/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2021 17:24

EU Court of Justice: two judges of the General Court appointed

The representatives of the governments of the member states today appointed two judges of the General Court.

Mr Krisztián Kecsmár (Hungary) has been appointed as Judge of the General Court following the resignation of Mr Zoltán Csehi and Mr Ion Gâlea (Romania) has been appointed as Judge of the General Court following the resignation of Ms Octavia Spineanu-Matei.

Both judges have been appointed for a period beginning 7 October 2021 and ending on 31 August 2022.

The Court of Justice of the European Union consists of two courts: the Court of Justice and the General Court.

The judges and advocates-general are appointed by common accord of the governments of the member states after consultation of a panel responsible for giving an opinion on prospective candidates' suitability to perform the duties concerned.

They are chosen from among individuals whose independence is beyond doubt. For appointment to the Court of Justice, candidates must possess the qualifications required for appointment, in their respective countries, to the highest judicial offices, or be jurisconsults of recognised competence. For appointment to the General Court, they must possess the ability required for appointment to high judicial office.