Reform Reports Published
On 21 December 2020, the Court of Justice followed its obligation to monitor implementation of the reform it started in 2016 and sent two reports to the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. The reports assess the effects of measures taken to increase the number of judges at the General Court, to increase its efficiency and the consistency of its case law.
In sum, the reports find it too early to draw definite conclusions as to whether these reforms have had the expected impact on the General Court’s efficiency. Some positive trends can be observed, however, e.g., a reduction in the length of proceedings, intensified investigation of cases, and more frequent referrals of cases to extended chamber formations.