The draft law appeared on time as never before. After all, the congress of judges will start tomorrow, at which 8 new members of the VRP are to be elected. Their election is a necessary condition for resuming the work of the VRP. And therefore, to fulfill one of the 7 conditions for opening negotiations on EU membership.
And if the Council of Judges organizes the aforementioned congress, then the heads of courts are the ones who have the greatest influence on its delegates. In other respects the powers of both the Council of Judges and the heads of courts actually overlap with other organizations and positions within the judicial system.
Instead, in recent years, they have turned into instruments of reform inhibition in the hands of the judicial mafia. As evidenced by the investigation into how the head of the Council of Judges, Bohdan Monich, got his position thanks to the head of the already liquidated OASK, Pavlo Vovko.
In the event that the Council of Judges and the Presidents of the Courts again try to derail the judicial reform, Bill #8342 can be voted on very quickly.
After all, judicial reform remains one of the priorities for President Zelenskyi, who today needs more than ever to maintain the support of the EU and other Western partners.