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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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The EU Court of Justice did not follow tire advice and ruled that passengers should be entitled to compensation if their flights are delayed for more than three hours, because the effects of long delays are comparable to flight cancellations.
As a result, SABAM said in a statement that it "takes note of this ruling without surprise." Given the outcome of the November case, it was expected the EU Court of Justice "would adopt the same position," SABAM said.
The EU Court of Justice, to which the Belgian court referred the case, confirmed that the financial allowance must "enable the asylum seekers to obtain housing, if necessary, on the private rental market," however, "without their being left to make their own choice of housing suitable for themselves".
Its decision can be appealed at the EU Court of Justice.
aThe Commission has moved its case against Bulgaria to trial phase in EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg,a announced Iskra Mihaylova, Bulgaria's Minister of Environment and Water.
The European Commission decided, on 24 January, to refer Bulgaria, Estonia and the United Kingdom to the EU Court of Justice, raising to six the number of member states taken to court over incomplete transposition of EU rules on the internal energy market (third energy package).
The European Commission decided, on 27 September, to refer Sweden to the EU Court of Justice for its failure to correctly transpose legislation on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) into its national law.
In an opinion issued on 27 February, Advocate-General for the EU Court of Justice, Niilo Jaaskinen, points out that, under French law, individuals who have brought up at least three children are eligible to receive their pension prior to statutory retirement age, provided, among other things, they interrupted their professional activity for a continuous period of at least two months for each child.
If the country fails to do so, the Commission may refer the case to the EU Court of Justice.