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Slovakia to propose third bidder for EUGC Judge

After one candidate was turned down because of poor knowledge of French and another one got a negative opinion from the EU’s consultative committee, a third candidate for the European Union General Court, EUGC, is sought.

Radoslav Procházka(Source: SITA)

Slovakia will look for a new candidate to fill the position of additional judge at the EUGC, the TASR newswire wrote on September 13.

The government acknowledged Radoslav Procházka’s decision to retract his consent to his bid on the same day. The Cabinet also recommended that the Slovak Judicial Council should propose a new candidate.

The Cabinet approved Procházka’s candidacy for judge in September 2016. However, the EU’s consultative committee later issued a negative stance on his candidacy, and subsequently, Procházka gave up his bid in July. The former leader of the Sieť party is already Slovakia’s second rejected candidate for the role after Maria Patakyová was not accepted due to her inadequate command of the French language.

Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská said that she is confident of Slovakia’s ability to avoid a scenario of three rejected candidates. “I firmly believe, and it’s in the interests of Slovakia and our reputation, to avoid shame and to put forward a solid candidate who can be accepted,” she said. “Most importantly, we need to look for respectable candidates so that the Judicial Council has somebody to choose from,” the minister said, adding that she has a few names in mind, but she would not disclose any more details.

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