Levits resigns as judge ahead of taking up Latvian presidency

Egils Levits has handed in his resignation as a European-level judge ahead of his assumption of the Latvian presidency next month.

A statement from the Court of Justice of the European Union issued June 17 said:

"On 29 May 2019, the 13th Saeima (Parliament of the Republic of Latvia) elected Mr Egils Levits as President of the Republic. Mr Levits, who has been a Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union since 11 May 2004, has accordingly tendered his resignation from his position as Judge at the Court with effect from 17 June 2019, the day when his duties effectively come to an end. The President of the Court, on behalf of all the Members of the Institution, offers his warmest congratulations to the President-elect."

As reported by LSM, Levits comfortably won the backing of the Saeima last month and will succeed incumbent President Raimonds Vējonis on July 8 for a four-year term.

You can read more about his background in this feature we prepared.

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