BRUSSELS, 12 JULY - The two Italians Ornella Porchia and Roberto Mastroianni have been appointed judges of the EU Court by representatives of the governments of the Member States. The European Council announced this. Their mandate will start on September 1, 2019 and expire on August 31, 2025. Porchia and Mastroianni were chosen as part of the partial renewal of the composition of the Court in view of the expiration of the mandate of 23 judges on August 31st. The Swedish Nils Wahl was instead appointed to replace, starting in October, his compatriot Carl Gustav Fernlund at the EU Court. Professor of EU law at the University of Turin, Ornella Porchia is already a legal advisor to the Italian Permanent Representation at the EU. Roberto Mastroianni teaches European law at the University of Naples Federico II and at the Luiss University in Rome. From 2015 he collaborates with the legislative office of the Department for European policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.