On 18 and 19 October 2021, twenty magistrates of the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) visited the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg as a part of an annual training program dedicated to newly appointed judges.
During this two-day training, the magistrates of the Court discovered the functioning of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). They had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the request for preliminary ruling procedure and to discuss with the president of the CJEU Mr Koean Lenaerts, the French judge Mr Jean-Claude Bonichot, the Advocate General Mr Richard de La Tour and one of the French judges at the General Court of the European Union, Mr Laurent Truchot.
New arrivals at the Court also discovered the different professions at the CJEU (judge, Advocate General, legal secretary, ruling reader). The judges also had the opportunity to attend the Grand Chamber hearing, held on 19 October 2021 following a request for preliminary ruling from a Luxembourg court on the interpretation of the European Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.
This exchange program, which is very diversified in its content, is part of the international strategy of the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) and contributes to the dialogue between the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) and the Court of Justice of the European Union.