The Chancellery of the Prime Minister announced that the government has decided to withdraw approval of Polish candidates for the office of judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union for the 2021-2027 term and for the office of judge of the General Court of the European Union for the 2022-2028 term.
As reported in the statement after the meeting, the Council of Ministers decided to withdraw approval of the candidacy of Dr. hab. Dobrochna Bach-Golecka for the office of judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union for the 2021-2027 term and the candidacies of judge Aleksandra Rutkowska and Dr. hab. Arkadiusz Radwan for the office of judge of the General Court of the European Union for the 2022-2028 term.
In the government’s assessment, “the competitions that selected the above-mentioned candidates did not meet the requirements that should apply to positions of such importance.”
“The candidates were interviewed hastily – all interviews were carried out in a very short time, in one day. Moreover, the competition team consisted almost exclusively of people who are not experts in the field of European Union law, in particular when it comes to the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU “As a result, the substantive aspects could not be taken into account to a sufficient extent in the team’s decisions,” the statement said.
Composed of: CJEU There are 27 judges – one from each member state.
The EU General Court is a tribunal that functions as a court of first instance. It is composed of two judges from each Member State.
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