Anna Marcoulli among the 14 newly appointed judges to the General Court of the EU
Fourteen new judges, among them Cypriot Anna Marcoulli, have been appointed today to the General Court of the European Union and one advocate-general to the Court of Justice, by the governments of the EU member states.
Seven of the 14 appointments are related to the partial renewal of the General Court that takes place every three years. Six are linked to the reform of the General Court agreed in 2015. One follows the resignation of a judge.
In the framework of the partial renewal the following persons were appointed judges for a term of office ending on 31 August 2022:
Mr Barna Berke (Hungary)
Mr Ricardo da Silva Passos (Portugal)
Ms Octavia Spineanu-Matei (Romania)
Mr Zoltán Csehi (Hungary)
Mr Constantinos Iliopoulos (Greece)
Ms Anna Marcoulli (Cyprus)
Mr Dean Spielmann (Luxembourg)
Another two judges (from Poland and Slovakia) will have to be appointed to complete the 2016 partial renewal.
As part of the reform of the General Court the member states` governments appointed the following judges:
Mr Jan Passer (Czech Republic)
in the context of the second stage of the reform
Mr Alexander Kornezov (Bulgaria)
Mr Ezio Perillo (Italy)
Mr René Barents (the Netherlands)
Ms Maria José Costeira (Portugal)
Mr Jesper Svenningsen (Denmark)
The mandates of the first two judges end on 31 August 2019 and the term of office of the last three on 31 August 2022.
To complete the second stage of the reform of the General Court another two judges (from Ireland and Belgium) will have to be appointed.
To replace Carl Wetter who resigned as a judge of the General Court the member states` governments appointed Mr Ulf Öberg (Sweden) for a term of office ending on 31 August 2019.
Finally, Mr Evgeni Tanchev (Bulgaria) was appointed as advocate-general of the Court of Justice for a period ending on 6 October 2021. This completes the 2015 partial renewal of the Court of Justice.