European Court of Justice formal sitting: 30/09/2013

Type: Report   Référence: I082057   Durée: 21:57  Lieu: Luxembourg [town] - Court of Justice of the EU
On 30 September 2013, the Court of Justice of the EU received the solemn undertaking given by Emily O’Reilly upon taking up her duties as European Ombudsman. Emily O’Reilly took over from Nikiforos Diamandouros.

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00:00:00 General atmosphere before the formal sitting 00:00:22
00:00:22 Arrival of the judges of the Court of Justice of the EU 00:00:41
00:01:04 Statement by Vassilios Skouris, President of the Court of Justice of the EU, (in FRENCH) that the Court is meeting today to receive the solemn undertaking of the new European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly; asking the registrar to read out the EP’s decision on the appointment of the European Ombudsman. 00:00:37
00:01:40 Statement by Alfredo Calot Escobar, registrar at the Court of Justice of the EU, (in FRENCH) reading out the EP’s decision on the appointment of Emily O’Reilly, the new European Ombudsman. 00:00:52
00:02:33 Statement by Vassilios Skouris (in FRENCH) that Article 228 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU provides for the election by the EP of ombudsmen empowered to receive complaints about instances of maladministration in the activities of Union institutions, bodies or agencies; on the subject of Article 204, paragraph 7 of the EP’s Rules of Procedure, the person elected shall immediately be called upon to take an oath before the Court of Justice of the EU; this undertaking before the Court reflects the importance of the rule of law as a fundamental principle of the EU; explaining the role of the European Ombudsman; paying tribute to Nikiforos Diamandouros, outgoing European Ombudsman; giving a brief description of Emily O’Reilly; inviting Emily O'Reilly to give the solemn undertaking. 00:07:20
00:09:53 Solemn undertaking by Emily O'Reilly 00:01:10
00:11:02 Statement by Vassilios Skouris (in FRENCH) acknowledging the solemn undertaking given by Emily O'Reilly and giving her the floor. 00:00:10
00:11:12 Oath-taking by Emily O'Reilly 00:09:48
00:21:00 Vassilios Skouris closes the sitting 00:00:52
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