On 25 September 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union adopted new Rules of Procedure, which will enter into force on 1 November 2012. Various measures ensure that the Court's increasing caseload can more readily be disposed of, including the relaxation of necessary conditions for the adoption of a reasoned order. In addition, the Court is no longer obliged to hold a hearing when it has received sufficient information from the pleadings and observations. Further, the new rules of procedure abandon the requirement of a report for the hearing, and clarify the minimum essential content of any request for a preliminary ruling.