Opinion of the Court (Full Court) of 30 April 2019

EU-Canada CET Agreement

Opinion pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU — Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part (CETA) — Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) — Establishment of a Tribunal and an Appellate Tribunal — Compatibility with primary EU law — Requirement to respect the autonomy of the EU legal order — Level of protection of public interests determined, in accordance with the EU constitutional framework, by the EU institutions –– Equal treatment of Canadian investors and EU investors — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 20 — Access to the above Tribunals and their independence — Article 47 of the Charter — Financial accessibility — Commitment to guarantee that accessibility for natural persons and small and medium-sized enterprises — External and internal aspects of the requirement of independence — Appointment, remuneration and ethics of the Members — Role of the CETA Joint Committee — Binding interpretations of the CETA determined by that Committee

Opinion 1/17


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Opinions of the Court
ECLI:EU:C:2019:341
30/04/2019 Accord ECG UE-Canada
Opinion (C-1/17)
29/01/2019 Accord ECG UE-Canada
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion (OJ)
13/10/2017 Accord ECG UE-Canada
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
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
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.15 Free trade, association, stabilisation etc. agreements
      6.07.15.03 Countries outside Europe
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.03 Respective powers and obligations of the European Union and of the Member States
    1.03.03 Obligation of good faith
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.03 Prior opinion of the Court
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.21 Non-discrimination
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.01 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of nationality
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.20 Equality before the law
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.20 Equality before the law
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.15 Free trade, association, stabilisation etc. agreements
      6.07.15.03 Countries outside Europe
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.15 Free trade, association, stabilisation etc. agreements
      6.07.15.03 Countries outside Europe


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

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Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 07/09/2017

Date of the Opinion

  • 29/01/2019

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

30/04/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 369 from 30.10.2017, p.2

Name of the parties

Accord ECG UE-Canada

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions

Procedure and result

  • Opinion procedure : conformity with the Treaty (opinions or rulings)

Formation of the Court

assemblée plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Ilešič

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • French, German, English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Swedish, Czech

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French