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.
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.