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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) wants to more than double its number of general court judges, as part of reform plans being examined by the European parliament.

The CJEU’s proposals – approved in principle by the Council of the EU – aim to “enhance the overall efficiency of the… court system and… provide structural and sustainable solutions”.

The mooted reform comes after the number of cases before the general court increased from 398 in 2000 to 912 in 2014, with growth expected to continue.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has dismissed the UK’s challenge of plans by Brussels for a financial transaction tax (FTT).

The country asked the court to annul a council decision that authorised 11 EU member states to use the enhanced cooperation procedure to set up the tax – which the UK believed would impose costs on non-participating member states.

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