Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2009:2

ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE COURT

7 January 2009 (*)

(Joinder)

In Case C‑514/07 P,

APPEAL under Article 56 of the Statute of the Court of Justice, brought on 22 November 2007,

Kingdom of Sweden, represented by S. Johannesson and A. Falk, acting as Agents,

appellant,

supported by:

Republic of Finland, represented by J. Heliskoski, acting as Agent,

Kingdom of Denmark, represented by B. Weis Fogh, acting as Agent,

interveners in the appeal,

the other parties to the proceedings being:

Association de la presse internationale ASBL (API), represented by S. Völcker, Rechtsanwalt, F. Louis, avocat, and C. O’Daly, Solicitor,

applicant at first instance,

Commission of the European Communities, represented by C. Docksey and P. Aalto, acting as Agents, with an address for service in Luxembourg,

defendant at first instance,

in Case C‑528/07 P,

APPEAL under Article 56 of the Statute of the Court of Justice, brought on 22 November 2007,

Association de la presse internationale ASBL (API), represented by S. Völcker, Rechtsanwalt, F. Louis, avocat, and C. O’Daly, Solicitor,

appellant,

the other party to the proceedings being:

Commission of the European Communities, represented by C. Docksey and P. Aalto, acting as Agents, with an address for service in Luxembourg,

defendant at first instance,

supported by:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by E. Jenkinson, S. Behzadi-Spencer and M. Hoskins, Barrister, acting as Agents,

intervener in the appeal,

and in Case C‑532/07 P,

APPEAL under Article 56 of the Statute of the Court of Justice, brought on 29 November 2007,

Commission of the European Communities, represented by C. Docksey and P. Aalto, acting as Agents, with an address for service in Luxembourg,

appellant,

supported by:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by E. Jenkinson, S. Behzadi-Spencer and M. Hoskins, Barrister, acting as Agents,

the other party to the proceedings being:

Association de la presse internationale ASBL (API), represented by S. Völcker, Rechtsanwalt, F. Louis, avocat, and C. O’Daly, Solicitor,

applicant at first instance,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE COURT,

after hearing the Advocate General, M. Poiares Maduro,

makes the following

Order

1        By letter of 28 November 2008, the Court invited the parties to comment on the possible joinder of Cases C-514/07 P, C-528/07 P and C-532/07 P for the purposes of the oral procedure and the judgment.

2        By letter received at the Court Registry on 8 December 2008, Association de la presse internationale ASBL (API) notified the Court that it agreed to a possible joinder of the cases at issue.

3        By letter received at the Court Registry on 11 December 2008, the Kingdom of Sweden notified the Court that it had no objection to the possible joinder of the cases at issue.

4        By letters received at the Court Registry on 11 December 2008, the Commission notified the Court that it did not raise any objection to a possible joinder of the cases at issue.

5        As the abovementioned cases are related by their subject-matter, it is appropriate, in accordance with Article 43 of the Rules of Procedure, to join them for the purposes of the oral procedure and the judgment.

On those grounds, the President of the Court hereby orders:

1.      Cases C-514/07 P, C-528/07 P and C-532/07 P are joined for the purposes of the oral procedure and the judgment.

2.      Costs are reserved.

Luxembourg, 7 January 2009.

R. Grass

 

      V. Skouris

Registrar

 

      President


* Language of the case: English.