Judgment of the Court of 5 October 2000.

Federal Republic of Germany v European Parliament and Council of the European Union.

Directive 98/43/EC - Advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products - Legal basis - Article 100a of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Article 95 EC).

Case C-376/98.


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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2000:544
05/10/2000 Germany v Parliament and Council
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2000:544
05/10/2000 Germany v Parliament and Council
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2000:324
15/06/2000 Germany v Parliament and Council
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2000:181
03/04/2000 Germany v Parliament and Council
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Order (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2000:181
03/04/2000 Germany v Parliament and Council
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Reports of Cases

2000 I-08419

Subject-matter

Annulment of Directive 98/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products ─ Legal basis (Article 100a of the EC Treaty) ─ Achievement of the objective of establishing the internal market by prohibiting the activity in question ─ Extent of the prohibition of harmonising the provisions of the Member States for the purposes of the protection of human health (first indent of Article 129(4) of the EC Treaty [now, after amendment, Article 152 EC])

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-35 Public health
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.16 Technical standards and regulations
      B-11.16.02 Importation and marketing of certain products


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3 -LC : paragraph 82
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3B : paragraph 83
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 7A : paragraph 82
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 57 -P2 : paragraphs 80, 87 - 89, 100, 105, 107, 114 - 116, 118
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 66 : paragraphs 80, 87 - 89, 100, 105, 106, 114 - 116, 118
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A : paragraphs 80, 84 - 86, 88, 89, 98, 100, 105 - 107, 111, 114 - 118
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P1 : paragraphs 81, 83
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P3 : paragraph 88
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 -P1L3 : paragraphs 78, 88
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 -P4T1 : paragraph 77
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 -P4 : paragraph 79
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 164 : paragraph 84
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 189B : paragraph 81
  • Directive 89/428 : paragraph 109
  • Directive 89/552 -A13 : paragraph 98
  • Directive 89/622 -A08P1 : paragraph 104
  • Directive 90/239 -A07P1 : paragraph 104
  • Directive 98/43 : paragraphs 76, 108
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P1 : paragraph 99
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P2 : paragraphs 93, 102
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P3LA : paragraph 93
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P4 : paragraph 92
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P5 : paragraph 92
  • Directive 98/43 -A05 : paragraphs 94, 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -300/89 -N23 : paragraph 106
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 -N25 : paragraph 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 -N35 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -233/94 -N10 : paragraph 85

Operative part

  • Annuls : Directive 98/43

Opinion

  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 130R -P4 : points 11992MB, , 133, 11992MA, , 133, 11992ML, , 133
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3 : points 132, 11986U, , 132
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3B : points 82, 155
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3B -L1 : points 132, 138, 147
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 3B -L2 : point 60
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 4 -P1 : points 132, 134
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 5 : point 75
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 7A : point 136
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 7A -L2 : points 85, 89
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 8A : point 82
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 30 : point 88
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 36 : points 115, 150
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 59 : point 155
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 57 : points 106, 115
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 57 -P2 : point 140
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 66 : points 58, 63, 69, 79 - 81, 83, 85, 93 - 96, 101, 104, 112, 115 - 117, 135, 139, 142
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A : point 63
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P1 : points 58, 62, 63, 69, 71 - 73, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, 88 - 95, 101, 104, 112, 115 - 119, 135, 139, 142
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P2 : point 62
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P3 : point 72
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 100A -P4 : points 64, 65, 71, 155
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 118A : point 112
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 : point 136
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 -P1 : points 71, 73, 119
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 -P1L3 : point 155
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 129 -P4 : points 64, 65, 71
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 130R -P1T1 : points 69, 71 - 73, 78, 92
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 130S : point 137
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 146 : points 81, 91
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 174 : point 75
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 190 : point 121
  • EC Treaty (Maastricht), Article 235 : point 177
  • Directive 98/43 : point 81
  • Directive 91/156 : point 1
  • Directive 76/768 -A04 : points N, 84
  • Directive 98/43 : point 86
  • Directive 98/43 -A01 : points 113, 114, 120 - 122, 127 - 129, 148 - 152, 156, 160, 165, 167, 175, 178
  • Directive 98/43 -C1 : point 100
  • Directive 98/43 -A02PT1 : points 100, 101
  • Directive 98/43 -A02PT2 : point 127
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P1 : points 116, 127, 128
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P2 : points 109, 117, 127, 128
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P3 : points 115, 117, 128, 176
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P3LA : points 117, 176
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P3LB : points 116, 176, 179
  • Directive 98/43 -A03P5 : points 115, 176
  • Directive 89/552 -A13 : points 109, 111, 112, 119, 127, 128
  • Directive 89/622 -A08P1 : point 87
  • Directive 90/239 -A07P1 : point 87
  • Directive 94/19 : point 87
  • Regulation 259/93 : point 96
  • Regulation 1768/92 : point 84
  • Directive 89/552 : point 95
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -415/93 : point 109
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/96 : points 29, 30
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -415/93 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -188/92 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -216/82 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -294/83 : point 32
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/94 : point 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -300/89 : points :, 60, 61, 81
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -233/94 : points 61, 66, 68, 69, 88, 90, 118, 119
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -233/94 : points 61, 95, 96, 140, 141, 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -269/97 : points 98, 140, 144
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -300/89 : points 61, 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 : point 62
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -350/92 : point 95
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -62/88 : points 62, 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -164/97 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -165/87 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -70/88 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -449/93 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/98 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -42/97 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -155/79 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -84/94 : point 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -155/91 : points 78, 98, 123, 136, 138, 139
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/93 : points 84, 91, 119
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -187/93 : point 84
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -359/92 : points 84, 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -37/83 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -180/96 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -98/78 : points 98, 147, 157, 161
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -177/82 : point 98
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -126/91 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -67/97 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -384/93 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -275/92 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -76/90 : points 105, 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -154/89 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/96 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -41/93 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -319/97 : points 112, 177
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -56/64 : point 112
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -17/74 : point 124
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -331/88 : point 124
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -159/90 : points 147, 161
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/93 : points 148, 173
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -34/95 : point 150
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -114/96 : point 150
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -200/96 : point 150
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/89 : point 151
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -368/95 : point 152
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -320/93 : point 152
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/94 : point 155
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -152/78 : point 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/90 : point 160
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -159/90 : points 160, 164
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -87/78 : point 173


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/10/1998

Date of the Opinion

  • 15/06/2000

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

05/10/2000


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 378 from 05.12.1998, p.12

Judgment: OJ C 335 from 25.11.2000, p.21

Name of the parties

Germany v Parliament and Council

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Principles, objectives and tasks of the Treaties
  • Free movement of goods
  • - Quantitative restrictions
  • - Measures having equivalent effect
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Moitinho de Almeida

Advocate General

Fennelly

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English