Sharpston appeals to EU court
Former advocate general seeks to protect judicial independence from political interference
Eleanor Sharpston QC, who was a member of the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg for nearly 15 years until she was sacked in September, has appealed to the court against her dismissal. Her mandate was not due to expire until October next year.
The former advocate general is challenging two decisions taken by representatives of the 27 EU member states. In…