Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded - PART FIVE:PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ACT - TITLE I:SETTING UP OF THE INS


Published: 2005-04-25

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Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded - PART FIVE:PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ACT - TITLE I:SETTING UP OF THE INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES - Article 46

Official Journal L 157 , 21/06/2005 P. 0218 - 0218


Article 46

1. Two Judges shall be appointed to the Court of Justice and two Judges shall be appointed to the Court of First Instance.

2. The term of office of one of the Judges of the Court of Justice appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 shall expire on 6 October 2009. This Judge shall be chosen by lot. The term of office of the other Judge shall expire on 6 October 2012.

The term of office of one of the Judges of the Court of First Instance appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 shall expire on 31 August 2007. This Judge shall be chosen by lot. The term of office of the other Judge shall expire on 31 August 2010.

3. The Court of Justice shall make such adaptations to its Rules of Procedure as are rendered necessary by accession.

The Court of First Instance, in agreement with the Court of Justice, shall make such adaptations to its Rules of Procedure as are rendered necessary by accession.

The Rules of Procedure as adapted shall require the approval of the Council, acting by a qualified majority.

4. For the purpose of judging cases pending before the Courts on the date of accession in respect of which oral proceedings have started before that date, the full Courts or the Chambers shall be composed as before accession and shall apply the Rules of Procedure in force on the day preceding the date of accession.

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