European Court of Justice (ECJ) - The Year in Review
The Court of Justice of the EU published its annual review for the year 2017. The review summarises the Court’s activity from its judicial, institutional, andadministrative standpoints.
Looking at the year 2017 in figures, the budget of the institution amounted to €399 million, with a staff of 2174 persons. 75 judges and 11 advocate generals from 28 EU Member States served at the Court in 2017. In order to keep up the dialogue with legal professionals, 2300 national judges were hosted at the Court in the context of seminars, training courses, visits, and traineeships. Furthermore, approximately 20,000 people, including legal professionals, journalists, students, and citizens, visited the Court.
In 2017, important judgements were taken regarding the rights and obligations of migrants, protection of consumers and workers’ rights, preservation of free competition, and the internal market, protection of intellectual property rights, and protection of personal data.
Lastly, the review underlines the institution’s efforts to achieve greater gender equality among its staff and to operate in an environmental-friendly manner.