Next Monday the judicial year starts in the Basque Country with the extension of the CGPJ blocked ‘sine die’


The General Council for the Judiciary has been active for almost five years. Last year at the same event, Lehendakari Urkullu described this as “unthinkable” and called for “the public interest to take precedence over party political, corporate or associative interests.”

It will be staged this Monday Bilbao the opening of Judicial Year in the BAC with a solemn ceremony led by the President of the Supreme Court of the Basque Country, Iñaki Subianaand the lehendakari, Inigo Urkullu. The Minister of Equality, Justice and Social Policy, Nerea Melgosa, will also participate in the event.

At 11:30 a.m. Urkullu and Melgosa will meet with the TSJPV and at 12:15 p.m. the opening ceremony of the judicial year will take place.

The event will be held for another year with the General Council for the Judiciary blocked. The CGPJ has been in existence for almost five years. The PP veto The renewal of the CGPJ has led to the body continuing to exist on an interim basis, despite warnings from the European Commission and the Council of Europe about the serious situation a functioning judiciary represents for the health of democracy.

Already at last year’s event, the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, described the CGPJ’s lack of innovation as “unthinkable” and called for “priority of the public interest over party, corporate or associative interests” with the goal of “ending this crisis. “institutional”. In the same vein, the President of the Supreme Court of the Basque Country (TSJPV), Iñaki Subijana, had to “take great care” of justice, “leaving it outside the space of partisan debate.”

Source: EITB


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