European Court of Justice


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European Court of Justice

The supreme court of the European Union. It was established in 1952, predating the foundation of the EU by several decades. It has jurisdiction over EU law, but not over the national laws of member states. It consists of one judge per member state, though the full court meets rarely and decisions are made generally by a panel of judges.

European Court of Justice

the EUROPEAN UNION court which is responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT which are binding upon the citizens of member states of the European Union. The European Court often interecedes to overrule judgements made by the courts of member states or modify national laws.
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According to a decision of the European Court of Justice, European state-licensed lottery and betting firms will lose their status as monopolies if their activities are geared primarily toward expanding the gambling market and toward motivating people to gamble.
Ms Lynne said: 'This is a flagrant breach of EU rules and the Commission must act now to make sure that the European Court of Justice throws the book at them.
PORTUGAL has been ordered by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to reform its copyright law, so that the country's public libraries have a duty to pay authors when they lend books.
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The European Court of Justice found Ireland was in breach of an EU tax directive, a move that is likely to see VAT on the purchase and training of horses almost treble, from 4.
The EC announced legal action yesterday after an ultimatum to pay pounds 15m or face action in the European Court of Justice expired.
PARIS, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- The European Court of Justice, based in Strasbourg, on Tuesday ruled out the extradition of a senior Al-Qaeda suspect to Jordan because confessions obtained as evidence are believed to have been extracted by torture of witnesses, human rights sources said.
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Juliane Kokott is advocate-general at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and is one of the most powerful legal figures in the EU.
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The European Court of Justice is the highest court in the European Union in matters of European Union law.
Argentine-born accountant Andreasen, now a UK Independent Party MEP, last month lost an appeal at the civil service tribunal of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against its refusal to reverse her sacking from the Commission in 2004.

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