Niilo Jääskinen

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Niilo Jääskinen (born 16 September 1958) is a Finnish lawyer and served as Advocate General at the European Court of Justice from October 2009 to October 2015.[1]


In 1990, Jääskinen was appointed as head of the European Law Section of the Ministry of Justice in Finland. In 1995 he was appointed as Advisor and Clerk for European affairs of the Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament. Between 2000 and 2009 and from October 2015 Jääskinen has served as Judge at the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland.[2]

In 2009 he was appointed Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.[2]

Jääsikinen was in charge in two important cases relating to water. In Case C-525/12, he gave his opinion on the term water services in the Water Framework Directive; in Case C-461/13, he gave his opinion on 23 October 2014 on the term "deterioration" in the Water Framework Directive. Both cases are of high relevance for the protection of water.[citation needed]

In 2014, he gave his opinion on Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González.

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  1. ^ "The Council of the European Union" (PDF). EU. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Court of Justice". EU. Retrieved 28 May 2010.