Dragoș Călin

The Court of Justice of the European Union, ultima ratio for saving the independence of the judges in Romania – a commentary of the CJEU preliminary ruling in C‑83/19, C‑127/19, C‑195/19, C‑291/19 and C‑355/19 and C‑397/19, AFJR and others

Introduction On 18th of May 2021, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a long awaited judgment in the so-called Romanian rule of law preliminary references (Opinion 1 and Opinion 2 of AG Bobek was delivered 8 months earlier). These references offered the Court the opportunity to comprehensively assess for the first time the multi-prong […]