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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 adoption of today's guidance note will be followed by discussions with Member States which do not yet fully comply with their obligations, as interpreted by the EU Court of Justice.
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 also found that the General Court had carried out a detailed review of the fine imposed on Pacific Fruit Group and that the General Court was right to consider that the Commission was fully entitled to state that the infringement could be characterised as a restriction of competition by object, without assessing effects.
In June the commission urged Bulgaria to comply with EU nature protection laws and since the country failed to do so EC refers the case the EU Court of Justice.
Last October, the Commission lodged actions against Poland and Slovenia before the EU Court of Justice for incomplete transposition of the electricity directive in the case of Poland and incomplete transposition of both directives by Slovenia.
On 27 September, the European Commission decided to take Greece to the EU Court of Justice over a landfill site in a protected area on the island of Zakynthos.
Ryanair, Europe s favourite airline, today (15 Jan), welcomed the EU Court of Justice ruling restricting access to Ryanair s database by screenscraper website PR Aviation.
Thus ruled the EU Court of Justice, on 27 February, in a case referred by Belgium (C-1/13).
If the country fails to do so, the Commission may refer the case to the EU Court of Justice.
The European Commission is referring Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to the EU Court of Justice for failure to meet the deadline of December 2010 for transposition into national law of the Waste Framework Directive.
IRELAND is being taken to the EU Court of Justice for failing to comply with pollution laws.