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30th March 2020
Institutional law

Op-Ed: “The staff case that you will never forget! The review judgment of the Court in Simpson and HG” by Janek Nowak

Staff cases rarely make big headlines. The Court of Justice’s judgment in Joined Cases Simpson v Council and HG v Commission (C‑542/18 RX-II and C‑543/18 RX-II) is different. The fact it is a review judgment is already indicative of its importance, as the Court of Justice only reviews appeal decisions of the General Court when they are likely to affect the unity and consistency of EU law. A closer analysis only confirms that the Simpson and HG judgment should be on everyone’s reading list. All the ingredients are present for great reading: the creation of a new remedy on the basis of Article 47 of the Charter, rule of law issues regarding the appointment of EU judges, and the power of appeal courts to review ex officio decisions given by

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