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Court of Justice of the European Union

PRESS RELEASE No 85/13

Luxembourg, 4 July 2013

Formal sitting of the Court of Justice

New Judges at the Court of Justice and the General Court

Formal sitting of 4 July 2013

Following the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union on 1 July 2013, the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, by decision of 1 July 2013, have appointed, for the period from 1 July 2013 to 6 October 2015, Mr Siniša Rodin as Judge at the Court of Justice and, for the period from 1 July 2013 to 31 August 2013, Ms Vesna Tomljenović as Judge at the General Court.

On the occasion of the taking of the oath and the entry into office of the two new Members, a formal sitting has been held today at the seat of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Curricula vitae of the new Judges

Siniša Rodin

Born 1963; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Ph.D. 1995; University of Michigan Law School, L.L.M. 1992; Harvard Law School, Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Scholar (2001-2002); tenure track and tenured professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law since 1987, Jean Monnet Chair since 2006 and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam since 2011; Cornell Law School Visiting professor 2012; Member of the Croatian Constitutional Amendment Committee, President of the working group on EU membership (2009-2010); Member of the Croatian EU membership negotiating team (2006-2011); Author of numerous publications; Judge at the Court of Justice since 4 July 2013.

Vesna Tomljenović

Born 1956; University of Rijeka, B.A. 1979; University of Zagreb, L.L.M. 1984, S.J.D. 1996; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, Assistant professor (1980-1998), Associate professor (2003-2009), Professor (2009-2013); University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Assistant professor (1990-2013); President of the Croatian Comparative Law Association (2006-2013); Judge at the General Court since 4 July 2013.

Unofficial document for media use, not binding on the Court of Justice.

Press contact: Christopher Fretwell (+352) 4303 3355

Images of the formal sitting are available on ‘Europe by Satellite (+32) 2 2964106


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