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16th March 2020
Covid-19 Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Analysis: “Time limits and force majeure at the Court of Justice of the EU during the COVID-19 crisis” by Daniel Sarmiento

COVID-19 has closed the doors of another EU Institution (the European Parliament having done so on 2 March 2020) - this time, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Judges, Advocates General and staff have been sent home, hearings are postponed until further notice and only urgent procedures will be processed  in the following days. The Court of Justice and the General Court are in lockdown.

But despite the severity of this halt, time-limits keep running. The CJEU issued a statement on Friday 13 (of all days…) declaring that ‘procedural time limits, including time limits for instituting proceedings, shall continue to run and the parties are required to comply with those time limits’.

Therefore, if your deadline

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