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Single case decision-making in the European Union

Dr. Péter Darák, President of the Curia of Hungary, participated in a seminar of the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) held in Cologne on 2-4 December 2018.

The seminar, which was the first one of a series discussing the single case decision-making process of administrative courts, focused on issues arising in the first phase of the administrative proceedings (parties, determination of facts, discretionary powers). The discussion of the legal issues will continue in 2019.

Dr. Péter Darák has attended the jubilee conference of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia in Ljubljana

A Curia delegation headed by the President of the Curia attended the jubilee conference of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia held in Ljubljana on 14 November 2018.

At the conference the invitee chief justices of the neighbouring countries of Slovenia presented the past and present of their respective courts, discussed the tasks and challenges facing the supreme judicial forums and shared their experiences about the role of the supreme courts in the European Union.

Budapest, the 17th of November 2018

Visit of the President of the Curia of Hungary to Heidelberg

Judges and legal academics discussed the relationship between the European Union’s general and exceptional legal regulations at a seminar that took place on 25-26 October 2018 in Heidelberg. Hungarian Chief Justice Dr. Péter Darák paid a visit to the city located in Baden-Württemberg upon invitation from the German Financial and Tax Law Institute. The seminar was organised as a tribute to the Institute’s director, Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Paul Kirchhof who celebrated his 75th birthday in February 2018.

Budapest, the 7th of November 2018

Visit of the President of the Curia of Hungary to Munich

“The Hungarian heroes of 1956 have stood as a timeless example and have served as a never-ending source of power to all freedom-loving nations” – told Dr. Péter Darák on 24 October 2018 in Munich. The President of the Curia delivered a solemn speech at Hungary’s Consulate General in the Bavarian capital to commemorate the 1956 revolution and freedom fight in Hungary. President Darák emphasised that “the Hungarian revolution’s living truth is that people and nations should live only in freedom for which sacrifice is never in vain, even in the most desperate times”.

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