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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By the time the European Court of Justice finally delivers its verdict, matters frequently have been overtaken by factual developments.
In the other case, In re Arduino, Case C-35/99, also decided February 19, the European Court of Justice declined to invalidate the Italian procedure that permits Italian lawyers, with the approval of the government, to set minimum fees for legal services.
In April, the EC referred Spain to the European Court of Justice and sent written warnings to France and the United Kingdom for failing to meet the 1998 deadline to identify sensitive water areas.
The names of the European Commission (the governing body of the EU), the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice remain the same, but the Council of the European Union replaces the Council of Ministers.
In this event, the taxpayer may appear before the European Court of Justice, which will resolve the conflict and enforce the directives.
Together with the European Court of Justice, this triumvirate churns out each year close on one million pages of rules, regulations, directives, drafts, position papers, court judgments and the like.
A 1979 decision by the European Court of Justice interpreting the Treaty of Rome provided, at least with regard to products, the legal basis for the Commission's approach of mutual recognition.
Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen will wait for the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) with his signature under the State Treaty on CETA.
THE European Court of Justice has ruled the UK has breached EU laws over the amount of waste water and sewage entering the sea in Carmarthenshire.
The European Court of Justice has ruled EU countries can stop prisoners voting in elections.
Afkham's remarks came after the European Union on Friday announced that it has placed 17 Iranian companies under sanctions again after the European Court of Justice in mid September ruled against the bans imposed by the West on the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and 17 other Iranian companies.
The change in law follows a ruling by the European Court of Justice to put an end to gender discrimination in car insurance.

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