The representatives of the governments of the member states today appointed four judges of the General Court.
Mr Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos (Greece), Mr Tihamér Tóth (Hungary) and Mr Gerhard Hesse (Austria) were reappointed as judges of the General Court. Ms Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger (Austria) 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.
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.