Government bows to court decision

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Government will not be appealing the decree issued to refer the case relating to appointment procedures of members of the judiciary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

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The NGO Repubblika, communicated the news over twitter earlier on Thursday.

On Monday, the First Hall of Instance decreed that the case related to the appointment of members of the judiciary filed by Repubblika, is to be referred to the CJEU.

During the court hearing, Repubblika had argued that the Government is going against the recommendations made by the Venice Commission if it continues to utilise the current appointment procedure until the system is changed.

Earlier this week, the Government stated that it would appeal the decree.
Repubblika is being represented in Court by Jason Azzopardi and Simon Busuttil.


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