New Advocate General Appointed
On 2 September 2020, the representatives of the Member States appointed Mr. Athanasios Rantos as Advocate General at the Court of Justice for the period from 7 September 2020 to 6 October 2021. Before joining the CJEU, Mr. Rantos was president of the Supreme Council for Administrative Justice and member of the Superior Special Court of Greece and taught at various law schools. Mr. Rantos replaces Ms Eleanor Sharpston, a British lawyer, who held the position since 2006 and unsuccessfully appealed against the decision to appoint Mr. Rantos before the end of her term in October 2021. Ms Sharpston’s position was terminated early due to Brexit.