Brussels, 29 June 2022
The representatives of the governments of the member states today appointed seven judges of the General Court.
- Mr Marc Jaeger and Mr Dean Spielmann (Luxembourg), as well as Ms Mirela Stancu and Mr Ion Gâlea (Romania) were reappointed as judges of the General Court. Mr Steven Verschuur (Netherlands) was appointed as judge of the General Court for a first term of office. These appointments are for a term of office starting on 1 September 2022 and ending on 31 August 2028. They are part of the partial renewal of the General Court which takes place in 2022 and which concerns the posts of 26 Judges.
- Ms Beatrix Ricziová (Slovakia) was appointed as judge of the General Court for a period from the date of entry into force of the appointing Decision until 31 August 2022. This appointment was made in the context of a vacant post involved in the partial renewal of the General Court of 2016.
- Mr Tihamér Tóth (Hungary) was appointed as judge of the General Court following the passing of Mr Barna Berke. Mr Tóth was appointed for the remainder of Mr Berke’s term of office, that is until 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.