New Judges and Advocates General Appointed
On 7 July 2021, representatives of the governments of the EU Member States appointed two judges and two advocates general to the European Court of Justice. All four terms of office end on 6 October 2027.
For the Court of Justice, Ms Küllike Jürimäe was reappointed as judge. Ms Jürimäe has been a judge at the CJEU since 2013, formerly having served as judge at the General Court of the EU from 2004 to 2013. Before joining the Courts, Ms Jürimäe held several positions in the Estonian judiciary.
Maria Lourdes Arastey Sahún was also appointed to the post of judge at the Court of Justice. Before joining the CJEU, Ms Arastey Sahún served as judge at the Spanish Supreme Court. She has also been an associate professor in labour law at the University of Barcelona and vice-president of the European Association of Judges for Mediation (GEMME).
Having held the position since October 2015, Mr Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona was reappointed as advocate general of the Court of Justice. Before joining the CJEU, Mr Campos Sánchez-Bordona held various positions in the Spanish judiciary, the last one as judge at the Administrative Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court (1999-2015).
Ms Tamara Ćapeta, former professor of European public law at the University of Zagreb and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair, was also appointed to the post of advocate general of the Court of Justice.
Lastly, Ms Maja Brkan took up office as judge at the General Court of the European Union for the period from 10 June 2021 to 31 August 2025. Before joining the Court, Ms Brkan held the position of associate director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law and was an associate professor of EU law at the University of Maastricht.