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Notice for the OJ

 

     JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

     11 September 2002

in Case T-13/99: Pfizer Animal Health SA v Council of the European Union(1)

    (Transfer of resistance to antibiotics from animals to humans ( Directive 70/524/EEC ( Regulation concerning the withdrawal of the authorisation of an additive in feedingstuffs ( Admissibility ( Article 11 of

Directive 70/524/EEC ( Manifest error of assessment ( Precautionary principle ( Risk assessment and risk management ( Consultation of a scientific committee ( Principle of proportionality ( Legitimate expectations ( Obligation to state reasons ( Right to property ( Misuse of powers)

    (Language of the case: English)

In Case T-13/99, Pfizer Animal Health SA, established in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), represented by I.S. Forrester QC, M. Powell, Solicitor, E. Wright, Barrister, and W. van Lembergen, lawyer, instructed by S.J. Gale-Batten, Solicitor, with an address for service in Luxembourg, supported by Asociación nacional de productores de ganado porcino (Anprogapor), established in Madrid, and Asociación española de criadores de vacuno de carne (Asovac), established in Barcelona (Spain), represented by J. Folguera Crespo, A. Gutiérrez Hernández, J. Massaguer Fuentes and E. Navarro Varona, avocats, with an address for service in Luxembourg, and by Féderation européenne de la santé animale (Fedesa), established in Brussels, and Féderation européenne des fabricants d'adjuvants pour la nutrition animale (Fefana), established in Brussels, represented by D. Waelbroeck and D. Brinckman, avocats, with an address for service in Luxembourg, v Council of the European Union (Agents: J. Carbery, M. Sims and F. P. Ruggeri Laderchi), supported by Commission of the European Communities (Agents: P. Oliver, T. Christoforou and K. Fitch), by Kingdom of Denmark (Agents: M. J. Molde, Holst-Christensen and S. Ryom), by Kingdom of Sweden (Agents: A. Kruse and L. Nordling), by Republic of Finland (Agents: H. Rotkirch, T. Pynnä and E. Bygglin) and by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Agent: R. Magrill): Application for annulment of Council Regulation (EC) No 2821/98 of 17 December 1998 amending, as regards withdrawal of the authorisation of certain antibiotics, Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feedingstuffs (OJ 1998 L 351, p. 4), the Court of First Instance (Third Chamber), composed of: J. Azizi, President, K. Lenaerts and M. Jaeger, Judges; F. Erlbacher, Legal Secretary, for the Registrar, has given a judgment on 11 September 2002, in which it:

1.Dismisses the application;

2.Orders Pfizer to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Council, including those relating to the proceedings for interim relief;

3.Orders the Asociación nacional de productores de ganado porcino, the Asociación española de criadores de vacuno de carne, the Fédération européenne de la santé animale and the Fédération européenne des fabricants d'adjuvants pour la nutrition animale to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by the Council in respect of their intervention in the main proceedings and the proceedings for interim relief;

4.Orders the Asociación española de productores de huevos and the Pig Veterinary Society to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by the Council in respect of their applications for leave to intervene;

5.Orders the Commission, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Republic of Finland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to bear their own costs, both in the main proceedings and in the proceedings for interim relief.

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1 - OJ C 86 of 27.3.1999