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Press conference 2016

Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 28 January 2016, President Raimondi took stock of the year 2015 and described the situation generally as satisfactory.

The President pointed out that much work remained to be done and that very close cooperation with the member States was called for, in the spirit of “shared responsibility”. He stressed the need for each member State to ensure that endemic problems were resolved at domestic level rather than being brought before the Court.

Press release Speech by President Raimondi


Webcast of the Press Conference Original version

Documents and Statistics

Annual Report 2015 (provisional)

Analysis of Statistics 2015


The press conference of the Court is held annually in January. On this occasion, the President presents the statistics of the past year and the major events that occurred during this period. He also responds to questions of journalists.

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