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FOREWORD: EUROPEAN UNION - JUSTICE - GENERAL COURT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION - REFORM

The General Court of the European Union on the move

To achieve the objectives it has set of reducing the amount of pending cases and the length of proceedings before the General Court, the European legislator authorised the doubling of the number of its judges. The last milestone of this important reform, adopted in 2015, was reached in September 2019, by the last appointments of new judges. The General Court has since drawn the consequences of this reform affecting its composition so as to undertake changes in its organisation and functioning in order to meet the agreed targets. Already, although the amount of pending cases has not yet decreased, the adjudication times have been significantly reduced.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. What is the status of the reform of the European Union Tribunal? Since it was adopted by regulation in 2015, the reform has followed the roadmap set out for it, which divided its course into three successive stages, to lead to the doubling of the number of judges. The aim was to reduce, in the short term, both the volume of pending cases and the excessive length of proceedings before the Tribunal. This objective was gradually imposed under the constraint of a regular and hardly acceptable lengthening of the time taken to reach a decision in many areas, in particular in certain disputes of an economic nature, further supporting the observation that

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  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)

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Laurent Truchot, The General Court of the European Union on the move, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 99628, pp. 2-4

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