EU Peer-Review Mission Prepares Judicial Council Reorganisation Plan

The EU’s peer-review mission over the Judicial Council has prepared a plan for reorganisation of the body. 40 recommendations were presented on Tuesday. At a briefing with journalists, the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer, stated that 17 of them could be implemented on the basis of current laws, whereas the others required changes to both the country’s laws and the Constitution.

The report highlights as the most important ones: the structure and competence of the Council, reducing the six- year term, further specifying the manner in which judges are selected and appointed, carrying out disciplinary proceedings and dismissals, transparency in the Council’s work, and financial independence. The mission’s report will not be public. As Geer added, the document has already been submitted to institutions.