A few days prior to his taking office as Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Professor Manuel Díez de Velasco grants an interview to the Spanish daily newspaper El País. Published on 3 October 1988, the interview focuses mainly on the role and responsibilities of the Court.
Article, published in January 2001 in the monthly magazine Liaisons Sociales Magazine, on the tasks performed by the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance. The Court of Justice is responsible for ensuring compliance with Community law, with particular regard to questions referred to it by national courts for a preliminary ruling, which account for 60 % of its cases. In this system of judicial cooperation, the Court of Justice is responsible for indicating the Community law which must be subsequently applied by national courts. In this way, the judges of the Court in Luxembourg contribute to the drawing up of Community law.
Interview with the President of the Court of Justice, Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias, published by the Luxembourg daily newspaper Tageblatt on 20 March 2002. Rodríguez Iglesias, questioned on his duties as President and on the visibility and the role of the Court, describes an institution which, despite its discretion, plays an essential role in integration through its powers to apply and to interpret Community law.
Im November 2002 gibt Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias, Präsident des Gerichtshofes der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (EuGH), anlässlich des 50-jährigen Bestehens des Organs der französischen Tageszeitung Le Figaro ein Interview.
Published in a special supplement to La Voix du Luxembourg of April/May 2003 devoted to the European institutions within the Grand Duchy, this article draws attention to the challenges facing the Court of Justice of the European Communities on the eve of the enlargement of the Union to ten new Member States.
During an interview with the Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique in January 2004, Koen Lenaerts, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Communities since 7 October 2003, discusses the role and the operation of the institution. He emphasises the interaction between the European judiciary and the European and national political aspects.