How the Court of Justice of the EU handled concerns about public comments made by an advocate general of the Court concerning the draft EU Digital Markets Act
Zaak 1072/2021/NH - Geopend op Maandag | 19 juli 2021 - Betrokken instelling Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie
The complainant, a civil society organisation, raised concerns about public comments made by an advocate general of the Court of Justice of the EU about the draft EU Digital Markets Act, while the legislative decision-making process was still ongoing. The complainant took the view that the Court did not properly deal with this potential breach of its Code of Conduct.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry and set out a series of questions to the Court. The Ombudsman has received the Court's reply and is considering the next steps in the inquiry.