Welcome to this edition of the EuroExpert e-bulletin. The world of Experts has, as ever, been both an interesting and a busy one. And, we started 2021 nearly how we stopped in 2020. All EuroExpert meetings and events have been held online and our associations worked hard on contacting their members in similar ways. All over Europe Courts have sometimes been closed, court hearings are delayed and some courts have intensified virtual hearings. Experts learned how to give evidence online. We realized that obviously courts in Europe have still a long way to go for a High-tech-Justice. However, it is encouraging that the EU agreed on a new regulatory framework to make judicial cross-border cooperation between national courts and access to justice more efficient through digitalisation (see also in this e-bulletin). As ever contributions for future editions are welcome.
Dr Matthias Rant