On 1st February 2019 representatives of governments of the European Union (EU) Member States appointed Inga Reine for one more term in the office of a judge of the EU General Court from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2025.
Inga Reine has served as a judge of the General Court ever since 1st September 2016 when, as a result of the reform in the General Court which led to doubling the number of judges serving at the General Court, the Republic of Latvia was allowed to appoint a candidate for the second judge position allocated to the country. At first, the term of authorities of Inga Reine was set to end on 31st August 2019. The Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet of Ministers approved repeated nomination of Inga Reine for the position of a judge serving at the General Court.
In accordance with the procedure of appointing judges for the General Court, the nomination of the Member State’s candidate is sent to the Panel established according to Article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) for provision of a confidential opinion as to the compliance of the candidate with the position of a judge. Based on the opinion, representatives of governments of the European Union Member States decide on appointing the judge. In accordance with Article 254(2) (in conjunction with Article 255(1)) of the TFEU, the members of the General Court shall be chosen from persons whose independence is beyond doubt and who possess the ability required for appointment to high judicial office. The Panel established according to Article 255 of the TFEU concluded that Inga Reine is able to perform duties of a judge of the General Court; based on the conclusion, representatives of governments of the Member States decided on approving Inga Reine in the office for another term.
Before her career at the General Court, Inga Reine was an advisor to the Permanent representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU and was responsible for institutional, horizontal and legal matters, Working Party on General Affairs and relationships with the European Parliament. From 2003 to 2012, Inga Reine was a representative of the Cabinet of Ministers to the international human rights institutions.