Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in the case Commission v Hungary (C-286/12) on social policy
End production: 06/11/2012 First transmission: 06/11/2012
On 6 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the EU delivered its judgment in the case Commission v Hungary (C-286/12) on social policy.
On the request of the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the abrupt and radical lowering of the retirement age for judges, prosecutors and notaries in Hungary violates EU equal treatment rules (Directive 2000/78/EC). According to the Court's judgment, the forced early retirement of hundreds of judges and prosecutors in the course of 2012 as well as the notaries in 2014, under a new Hungarian law, constitutes unjustified age discrimination.
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||Cutaways of the courtroom (2 shots)
||Arrival of the judges
||SOUNDBITE by Antonio Tizzano, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU, (in FRENCH) reading the judgment of the Court in case C-286/12, Commission v Hungary, concerning social policy
||General view of the courtroom