3 May 2006
Press and Information
PRESS RELEASE No 39/06
3 May 2006
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New Members of the Court of Justice and of the
Formal sitting of 3 May 2006
By decisions of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Communities of 6 April 2006, Mr Antonio Tizzano and Mr Paolo Mengozzi were respectively appointed Judge and Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities until 6 October 2006 and Mr Enzo Moavero Milanesi was appointed Judge at the Court of First Instance of the European Communities until 31 August 2007.
Mr Antonio Tizzano, Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2000, succeeds Mr Antonio Mario La Pergola, who held the office of Judge at the Court of Justice from 7 October 1994 to 31 December 1994, and that of Advocate General from 1 January 1995 to 14 December 1999 and has again held that of Judge at the Court of Justice since 15 December 1999. Mr Paolo Mengozzi, Judge at the Court of First Instance since 4 March 1998, succeeds Mr Antonio Tizzano in the office of Advocate General at the Court of Justice. Mr Enzo Moavero Milanesi succeeds Mr Paolo Mengozzi in the office of Judge at the Court of First Instance.
A formal sitting has taken place at the Court today on the occasion of the departure of Mr Antonio Mario La Pergola and the entry into office of Mr Antonio Tizzano, Mr Paolo Mengozzi and Mr Enzo Moavero Milanesi.
Antonio Mario La Pergola
Born 1931; Professor of Constitutional Law and General and Comparative Public Law at the Universities of Padua, Bologna and Rome; Member of the High Council of the Judiciary (1976-78); Member of the Constitutional Court and President of the Constitutional Court (1986-87); Minister for Community Policy (1987-89); elected to the European Parliament (1989-94); Judge at the Court of Justice from 7 October 1994 to 31 December 1994; Advocate General at the Court of Justice from 1 January 1995 to 14 December 1999; Judge at the Court of Justice from 15 December 1999 to 3 May 2006.
Born 1940; various teaching assignments at Italian universities; Legal Counsel to Italy's Permanent Representation to the European Communities (1984-92); Member of the Bar at the Court of Cassation and other higher courts; Member of the Italian delegation in international negotiations and at intergovernmental conferences including those on the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty; various editorial positions; Member of the Independent Group of Experts appointed to examine the finances of the European Commission (1999); Professor of European Law, Director of the Institute of International and European Law (University of Rome); Advocate General at the Court of Justice from 7 October 2000 to 3 May 2006.
Born 1938; Professor of International Law and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Community law at the University of Bologna; Doctor honoris causa of the Carlos III University, Madrid; visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center), the Universities of St. Johns (New York), Georgetown, Paris-II, Georgia (Athens) and the Institut universitaire international (Luxembourg); co-ordinator of the European Business Law Pallas Program of the University of Nijmegen; member of the consultative committee of the Commission of the European Communities on public procurement; Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry during the Italian tenure of the Presidency of the Council; member of the working group of the European Community on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and director of the 1997 session of The Hague Academy of International Law research centre devoted to the WTO; Judge at the Court of First Instance from 4 March 1998 to 3 May 2006.
Enzo Moavero Milanesi
Born 1954; Doctor of Laws (La Sapienza University, Rome); studies in Community law (College of Europe, Bruges); Member of the Bar, legal practice (1978-83); lecturer in Community law at the Universities of La Sapienza (Rome) (1993-96), Luiss (Rome) (1993-96 and 2002-06) and Bocconi (Milan) (1996-2000); advisor on Community matters to the Italian Prime Minister (1993-95); official at the European Commission: legal advisor and subsequently Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President (1989-92), Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner responsible for the Internal Market and Competition, Director, Directorate-General for Competition (1999-2002), Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission (2002-05), Director-General of the Bureau of European Policy Advisors (2006).