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Heard through the grapevine. At a recent conference, someone close to the General Court mentioned that the average total cost of a judgment would be in the ballpark of €240,000 (!). Don’t know how this figure was calculated, but this ain’t cheap justice to me.

I remind our readers that the average duration of competition proceedings before the Court is 50 months.

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Written by Nicolas Petit

22 November 2012 at 11:21 am

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  1. Few days ago I obtained the same amount dividing the annual budget of the Court (€ 348.300.000) by the number of cases decided by the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal (1518). And I came to the same conclusion: no cheap justice.

    http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/P_80908/

    Fabio

    22 November 2012 at 11:51 am

  2. See page 15 et seqq. of http://eur-lex.europa.eu/budget/data/D2012/EN/SEC04.pdf for details on the Court’s expenditures. Two-thirds of the Court’s expenditures relate to remunerations and other entitlements for support staff (= staff excluding judges, AGs and registrars). Half of the staff are categorized as linguistic services (which makes it difficult to compare the costs to national courts).

    AX

    22 November 2012 at 2:24 pm


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