The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear the case concerning the mandatory retirement age of judges in Hungary on October 1, the court said on Tuesday.
The European Commission launched infringement proceedings against Hungary on the matter early this year. As the Commission and the Hungarian government failed to come to an agreement in the dispute about the law that would send judges to retirement at the across-board pension age of 62, it was brought before the European Court.
The Luxembourg-based court decided in July to deal with the issue in an accelerated procedure.
At the hearing on October 1, representatives of the two sides will be heard and no decision will be made.
In the meantime, the Hungarian justice minister submitted amendment proposals to raise the retirement age for judges to 65 years from 62 on September 17.