Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber), 4 September 2014

European Commission v Council of the European Union

Action for annulment — External action of the European Union — International agreements — Protection of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations — Negotiations for a Convention of the Council of Europe — Decision of the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States authorising the joint participation of the Union and its Member States in the negotiations — Article 3(2) TFEU — Exclusive external competence of the Union

Case C‑114/12


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
24/10/2014 Commission v Council
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2151
04/09/2014 Commission v Council
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2151
04/09/2014 Commission v Council
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:224
03/04/2014 Commission v Council
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2012:365
14/08/2012 Commission v Council
Application (OJ)
27/04/2012 Commission v Council
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Subject-matter

Annulment of a decision of the Council and of the Representatives of Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council on the participation of the European Union and its Member States in negotiations for a Convention of the Council of Europe on the protection of the rights of broadcasting organisations – Exclusive competence of the European Union – Infringement of Articles 2(2) and 3(2) TFEU

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.01 Acts which may be the subject of an action for annulment
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.01 Respective competences of the European Union and of the Member States
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.01 Respective competences of the European Union and of the Member States


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 2 -P2 : paragraphs 43, 73
  • TFEU, Article 3 -P2 : paragraphs 43, 64, 73, 103
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P3 : paragraph 40
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P4 : paragraph 40
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P8 : paragraph 43
  • TFEU, Article 263 : paragraph 38
  • TFEU - Protocol No 25 : paragraph 73
  • TEU, Article 13 : paragraph 43
  • TEU, Article 5 -P1 : paragraph 75
  • TEU, Article 5 -P2 : paragraph 75
  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 21994A1223(17) -A14P3 : paragraph 3
  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 21994A1223(17) -A14P5 : paragraph 3
  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 21994A1223(17) -A14P6 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 92/100 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 93/83 : paragraphs 11, 79
  • Directive 93/83 -A01 : paragraph 12
  • Directive 93/83 -A04P1 : paragraph 13
  • Directive 93/83 -A05 : paragraph 14
  • Decision 94/800 : paragraph 3
  • Decision 2000/278 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 2001/29 : paragraphs 15, 79
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : paragraphs 16, 87
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03 : paragraph 17
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P1 : paragraph 93
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P2LD : paragraph 87
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05 : paragraph 18
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06 : paragraph 19
  • Directive 2001/29 -A07 : paragraph 20
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08 : paragraphs 21, 100
  • Directive 2004/48 : paragraphs 22, 79, 100
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P3LC : paragraph 23
  • Directive 2006/115 : paragraphs 5, 79
  • Directive 2006/115 -A07P2 : paragraphs 6, 87
  • Directive 2006/115 -A07P3 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2006/115 -A08P3 : paragraphs 7, 90, 91, 94
  • Directive 2006/115 -A09 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2006/115 -A09P1LD : paragraph 87
  • Directive 2006/115 -A10 : paragraph 9
  • Directive 2006/116 : paragraphs 24, 79
  • Directive 2006/116 -A03P4 : paragraphs 24, 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -22/70 : paragraphs 66, 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -22/70 -N30 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -22/70 -N42 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -181/91 -N13 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/91 -N18 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/91 -N21 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/91 -N25 : paragraphs 70, 71
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/91 -N26 : paragraph 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -467/98 -N82 : paragraphs 68, 70, 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -239/03 : paragraph 83
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/03 -N120 : paragraph 70
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/03 -N126 : paragraph 70
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/03 -N124 : paragraph 74
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/03 -N126 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/04 -N44 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -607/11 : paragraph 93

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 10 : point 98
  • TFEU, Article 2 : point 12
  • TFEU, Article 2 -P2 : points 92, 93
  • TFEU, Article 3 -P1 : points 14, 91
  • TFEU, Article 3 -P2 : points 15, 82 - 96, 109, 144, 145, 158, 166, 194
  • TFEU, Article 4 : point 16
  • TFEU, Article 4 -P2LA : point 140
  • TFEU, Article 26 -P1 : point 17
  • TFEU, Article 83 -P2 : point 18
  • TFEU, Article 114 -P1 : point 17
  • TFEU, Article 167 : point 140
  • TFEU, Article 207 -P1 : point 19
  • TFEU, Article 216 : point 19
  • TFEU, Article 216 -P1 : points 87, 88
  • TFEU, Article 218 : points 20, 173, 174, 176, 194
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P2 : points 172, 175, 177
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P3 : point 174
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P8 : points 185, 187
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P11 : points 97, 119
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L1 : point 21
  • TFEU, Article 288 : point 22
  • TFEU, Article 288 -L4 : point 173
  • TEU, Article 4 -P1 : point 9
  • TEU, Article 5 : point 9
  • TEU, Article 5 -P2 : point 9
  • TEU, Article 13 -P2 : points 10, 175, 194
  • TEU, Article 16 -P3 : point 11
  • Directive 92/100 : point 24
  • Directive 92/100 -A07 : point 28
  • Directive 93/83 : points 25, 155, 156
  • Directive 93/83 -A01P2LA : point 27
  • Directive 93/83 -A04P1 : points 27 - 29, 32
  • Directive 93/83 -A05 : point 26
  • Directive 93/83 -A06P1 : points 29, 32
  • Directive 2001/29 : points 25, 30, 34, 39, 152, 155, 156
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02LE : point 28
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P2LD : point 30
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05 : point 157
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3 : point 34
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P5 : point 34
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06 : points 35, 153, 160
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06P1 : point 35
  • Directive 2001/29 -A07 : points 36, 160
  • Directive 2001/29 -A07P1 : point 36
  • Directive 2001/29 -A07P2 : point 36
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P1 : point 38
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P2 : point 38
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P3 : point 38
  • Directive 2001/29 -A12P2 : point 26
  • Directive 2001/29 -C5 : point 141
  • Directive 2001/29 -C6 : points 141, 152
  • Directive 2001/29 -C7 : point 152
  • Directive 2001/29 -C20 : point 141
  • Directive 2001/29 -C58 : point 38
  • Directive 2004/48 : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P2 : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P3LB : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P3LC : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -C7 : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -C16 : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -C23 : point 39
  • Directive 2004/48 -C28 : point 39
  • Directive 2006/115 : points 25, 152, 155, 156
  • Directive 2006/115 -A07P2 : point 27
  • Directive 2006/115 -A07P3 : point 27
  • Directive 2006/115 -A08P3 : points 29, 32, 149
  • Directive 2006/115 -A09P1LD : point 31
  • Directive 2006/115 -A09P2 : point 31
  • Directive 2006/115 -A09P3 : point 31
  • Directive 2006/115 -A09P4 : point 31
  • Directive 2006/115 -A10 : point 157
  • Directive 2006/115 -A10P1 : point 33
  • Directive 2006/115 -A10P2 : point 33
  • Directive 2006/115 -A10P3 : point 33
  • Directive 2006/115 -A12 : point 26
  • Directive 2006/115 -C2 : point 141
  • Directive 2006/115 -C4 : point 141
  • Directive 2006/116 : points 25, 26, 37
  • Directive 2006/116 -A03P4 : point 37
  • Directive 2010/13 : point 140
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -3/76 : point 95
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/76 : point 95
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/78 : points 115, 116, 119, 121
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/86 : point 175
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -78/90 : point 194
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -195/90 : point 194
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/91 : points 95, 98, 100, 106, 108, 110, 112, 121
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/92 : points 100, 102
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/94 : points 100, 102, 121, 193
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/94 : points 95, 115, 116
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -466/98 : point 108
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -467/98 : points 95, 100, 102, 106
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -29/99 : point 193
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -52/00 : point 102
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/00 : point 100
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -459/03 : point 194
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/03 : points 95, 98, 100, 102, 106, 108 - 110, 112, 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/04 : point 175
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -192/04 : point 155
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -317/04 : point 120
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/06 : point 175
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -246/07 : points 171, 193
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -261/07 : point 102
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/08 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -403/08 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/09 : points 116, 119
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -135/10 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -137/12 : points 84, 96
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -351/12 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -137/12 : points 84, 95 - 98
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -355/12 : point 153
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -370/12 : point 177


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 01/03/2012

Date of the Opinion

  • 03/04/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

04/09/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 395 from 10.11.2014, p.2

Application: OJ C 138 from 12.05.2012, p.5

Name of the parties

Commission v Council

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kottmann, Matthias: Institutionelles: Ausschließliche Zuständigkeit der Union für den Abschluss internationaler Übereinkünfte, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.863-864 (DE)
  2. Le Bot, Fabien: Précisions sur les compétences externes implicites après le traité de Lisbonne, Revue des affaires européennes 2014 p.633-640 (FR)
  3. Abner, Mirjam: Qui a le droit de négocier les accords internationaux? Clarification de la jurisprudence AETR, Revue des affaires européennes 2014 p.641-648 (FR)
  4. Kaddous, Christine: Cour de justice, gde ch., 4 septembre 2014, Commission c/ Conseil, aff. C-114/12, ECLI:EU:C:2014:2151, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2014 (Ed. Bruylant - Bruxelles) 2014 p.615-620 (FR)
  5. Michel, Valérie: Compétence de l'Union et droits voisins des organismes de radiodiffusion, Europe 2014 Novembre nº 11 p.55-56 (FR)
  6. Nowak, Carsten ; Masuhr, Maya Sofie: „EU only“: Die ausschließlichen impliziten Außenkompetenzen der Europäischen Union, Europarecht 2015 p.189-205 (DE)
  7. Hillig, Hans-Peter: EU participation in Negotiations on European Council Agreement on the Protection of Rights of Broadcasting Companies: external competence , Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2015 p.133-134 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Principles, objectives and tasks of the Treaties
  • External relations

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lenaerts

Advocate General

Sharpston

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English