On 9-10 November 2015 ENCJ organised a regional Timeliness seminar in Bucharest for the Central and South Eastern countries. The seminar was the 3rd in a series of 4 seminars. Participants came from the Judicial Councils and authorities of Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Romaina, Slovenia and Slovakia. The CEPEJ and the European Commission also attended and addressed the participants. The meeting was chaired by ENCJ coordinator Mr Niels Grubbe of Denmark and hosted by the Romanian CSM.
The European Commission has published a public consultation on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods. The purpose of this public consultation is to collect interested parties' views on the possible ways forward to remove contract law obstacles related to the online purchases of digital content and tangible goods. Contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome.
On the occassion of the ENCJ General Assembly in the Peace Palace in The Hague (3-5 June) the European Commissioner of Justice, Vera Jourova, addressed the Members, Observers and Guests of the ENCJ.
The 2015 General Assembly of the ENCJ meets in The Hague on 3-5 June. General theme of the Assembly in the Peace Palace will be ‘promoting effective justice systems.’
A report from Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland indicates that there are widespread weaknesses within Europe's judiciaries. According to the report this is now apparent in over a third of the Council of Europe member states. In many cases only poor safeguards against corruption are in place and public trust in the system is weak.