Key facts of the case:
Reference for a preliminary ruling — Second paragraph of Article 19(1) TEU — Effective judicial protection — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 47 — Judicial independence — National rules providing for the reduction of remuneration in the public administration — Budgetary austerity measures
Outcome of the case:
In the light of the foregoing considerations, I propose that the Court should answer the question for a preliminary ruling submitted by the Supremo Tribunal Administrativo (Supreme Administrative Court, Portugal) as follows:
The second subparagraph of Article 19(1) TEU and Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union must be interpreted as meaning that they do not preclude general measures to reduce remuneration in the public administration that are applied to the judges under national legislation such as that at issue in the main proceedings.