Press Conference, Non Legislative, European Commission, Justice and citizens rights
The Commission will present the first edition of the EU Justice Scoreboard, a tool to assist the EU and the Member States in improving the quality, independence and efficiency of national judicial systems.
The improvement of the quality, independence and efficiency of national judicial systems is a key priority in the European Semester – the EU annual cycle of economic policy coordination. An efficient and independent justice system, ensuring predictable, timely and enforceable judicial decisions, contributes to trust and stability, as well as increasing the attractiveness of a Member State as a place for foreign investors to do business. Well-functioning national justice systems therefore play a key role in restoring confidence and the return to growth.
The Justice Scoreboard is a cooperative mechanism, relying on data drawn from the Member States. It is to be operated as part of an open dialogue with Member States. While the Scoreboard includes a comparison on particular indicators, it is not intended to present an overall single ranking, or to promote any particular form of justice system.
Vice-President Reding will present the Communication at the beginning of the daily Midday briefing. Technical briefing off-the-record at 10.00.
An IP will be available on the day.