Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Procházka no longer wants to be an EU General Court judge

Former presidential candidate and Sieť party chairman was approved for EU General Court judge in September 2016.

Radoslav Procházka(Source: TASR)

Radoslav Procházka no longer wishes to be a judge of the EU General Court and he has asked the government to withdraw his nomination, the hnonline.sk website reported on July 25.

Read also: Read also:Candidate for EU General Court Judge fails due to integrity concerns

“I ask you to withdraw the motion to appoint me as a European Union General Court judge,” Procházka wrote to Prime Minister Robert Fico. “As this motion falls under the exclusive purview of the Slovak government, and I have no option to take it back or otherwise amend it, I am asking you or the government of the Slovak Republic to do so.”

The website pointed out that Procházka's bid for the post of Luxembourg judge was greenlighted by the cabinet on September 29, 2016. In early January, the Judicial Council received, via diplomatic channels, a negative statement on Prochazka's nomination from the Council of the EU advisory body, the TASR newswire wrote.

Read also: Read also:Lessons from Sieť

Top stories

Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Christmas Bazaar returns to the Old Market hall

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the already traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017