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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Bulgaria) lodged on 21 October 2019 — Criminal proceedings against UC and TD

(Case C-769/19)

Language of the case: Bulgarian

Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad

Parties to the main proceedings

UC and TD

Question referred

Is a national law which, in the case of a deficient bill of indictment (the content of which is unclear, incomplete or inconsistent), in no way allows the possibility of these deficiencies being remedied through corrections by the public prosecutor in the preparatory judicial hearing in which the deficiencies are established, and instead always obliges the court to discontinue the judicial proceedings and remit the matter to the public prosecutor’s office for a new bill of indictment to be drawn up, compatible with Article 6 of Directive 2012/13/ЕU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 on the right to information in criminal proceedings (OJ 2012, L 142, p. 1), the principle of having a hearing within a reasonable time pursuant to Article 47(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the principle of the precedence of EU law and the principle of the preservation of dignity, if this causes a considerable delay in the criminal proceedings and the deficiencies could be rectified immediately in the judicial hearing?