Amendments to the Practice Rules for the Implementation of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court have been published today at the OJEU (L 294, 21.11.2018, p. 23).

Recitals:

« Whereas the General Court adopted amendments to its Rules of Procedure on 11 July 2018 and the Decision of the General Court on the lodging and service of procedural documents by means of e-Curia, also on 11 July 2018;

Whereas, in accordance with those texts, the e-Curia application will become the only means of exchanging documents between representatives of the parties and the Registry of the General Court from 1 December 2018;

Whereas certain points in the Practice Rules should be adapted accordingly;

Whereas it is also desirable, in the interests of the parties and of the General Court, to provide clarification in respect of the reckoning of time limits, the submission of applications for suspension of operation or enforcement or other interim measures, the use of technology at hearings, and the rules on addressing the General Court in the case of individuals who do not have the status of representative;

Whereas all references to appeals before the General Court against decisions of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal should be removed in pursuance of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2016/1192 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 on the transfer to the General Court of jurisdiction at first instance in disputes between the European Union and its servants; (3)

Whereas the changes made to the text of the Practice Rules in force are such that points should be renumbered and cross-references updated to ensure greater legibility”

The text may be found here.

 

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