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In view of the further deterioration of the problem of insufficient (inadequate) judicial remuneration observed in several Members of the ENCJ, the Executive Board adopted the following statement.

Independent judiciary in each Member State is crucial for ensuring the fundamental values of Art. 2 TEU, on which the European Union is founded. Financial security is an important component of judicial independence.

Judicial independence should include protection against interference with the financial security of the court as an institution. Judicial remuneration should be adequate and preclude exposing judges to the risk of inappropriate pressures and corruption.