Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2012:302

ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE COURT

22 May 2012 (*)

(Interventions)

In Case C-656/11,

ACTION for annulment under Article 263 TFEU, brought on 21 December 2011 (fax of 16 December 2011),

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by C. Murrell, acting as Agent, and by A. Dashwood QC, Barrister,

applicant,

v

Council of the European Union, represented by G. Marhic and M. Veiga, acting as Agents,

defendant,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE COURT,

after hearing the Advocate General, J. Kokott,

makes the following

Order

1        By application lodged at the Registry of the Court on 19 March 2012, the European Commission, represented by V. Kreuschitz and S. Pardo Quintillán, acting as Agents, sought leave to intervene in Case C-656/11 in support of the form of order sought by the Council.

2        By application lodged at the Registry of the Court on 23 March 2012 (fax of 21 March), Ireland, represented by E. Creedon, acting as Agent, sought leave to intervene in Case C-656/11 in support of the form of order sought by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

3        By application lodged at the Registry of the Court on 12 April 2012 (fax of 10 April), the French Republic, represented by G. de Bergues, acting as Agent, sought leave to intervene in Case C-656/11 in support of the form of order sought by the Council.

4        The applications for leave to intervene were made in accordance with Article 93(1) of the Rules of Procedure and are submitted pursuant to the first paragraph of Article 40 of the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

On those grounds, the President of the Court hereby orders:

1.      The European Commission and the French Republic are granted leave to intervene in Case C-656/11 in support of the form of order sought by the Council of the European Union.

2.      Ireland is granted leave to intervene in Case C-656/11 in support of the form of order sought by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

3.      A period shall be prescribed within which the interveners must state in writing the pleas relied on in support of the forms of order which they seek.

4.      The Registrar shall ensure that copies of all the procedural documents are served on the interveners.

5.      The costs are reserved.

Luxembourg, 22 May 2012.

A. Calot Escobar

 

      V. Skouris

Registrar

 

      President


* Language of the case: English.