Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2012:211





Order of the President of the Court of 18 April 2012 —
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v Council

(Case C‑656/11 R)

Application for interim measures — Council decision — Application for suspension of operation of a measure — Application for interim measures — Decision 2011/863/EU — Urgency

1.                     Applications for interim measures — Suspension of operation of a measure — Interim measures — Conditions for granting — Prima facie case — Urgency — Serious and irreparable damage — Cumulative nature –Weighing up of all the interests involved (Arts 278 TFEU and 279 TFEU) (see paras 27, 28)

2.                     Applications for interim measures — Suspension of operation of a measure — Interim measures — Conditions for granting — Urgency — Serious and irreparable damage — Burden of proof — Whether damage is actually caused dependent on uncertain, future events — Lack of urgency (Arts 278 TFEU and 279 TFEU) (see paras 31-40)

3.                     Applications for interim measures — Suspension of operation of a measure — Interim measures — Conditions for granting — Urgency — Serious and irreparable damage — Financial loss — Damage that can be made good by the grant of compensation in the action in the main proceedings — Not irreparable (Arts 278 TFEU and 279 TFEU) (see paras 41-46)

Re:

Application for suspension of the operation of Council Decision 2011/863/EU of 16 December 2011 on the position to be taken by the European Union in the Joint Committee established under the Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the free movement of persons as regards the replacement of Annex II to that Agreement on the coordination of social security schemes (OJ 2011 L 341, p. 1), and for the grant of interim measures to similar effect.

Operative part

1.

The application for interim relief is dismissed.

2.

The costs are reserved.