The reform of the EU courts (II). Abandoning the management approach by doubling the General Court

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Series Details No.83, March 2016
Publication Date 21/03/2016
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The 2011 proposal of the European Court of Justice aiming to increase the number of judges of the General Court has mutated after four years into a complete change of the EU judicial system. This long legislative debate was the first implementation of the Lisbon Treaty in the judicial domain. It has revealed different problems – formal and substantial – of the approach of public service reform in the European institutions.

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EurActiv, 04.04.16: Doubling EU judges is ‘useless spending’, warns EU justice
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