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Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 3 June 2021 – Hungary v European Parliament

(Case C-650/18) 1

(Action for annulment – Article 7(1) TEU – European Parliament resolution on a proposal calling on the Council of the European Union to determine the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach of the values on which the European Union is founded – Articles 263 and 269 TFEU – Jurisdiction of the Court – Admissibility of the appeal – Challengeable act – Article 354 TFEU – Rules for counting votes in the Parliament – Rules of Procedure of the Parliament – Rule 178(3) – Concept of ‘votes cast’ – Abstentions – Principles of legal certainty, equal treatment, democracy and sincere cooperation)

Language of the case: Hungarian


Applicant: Hungary (represented: initially by M.Z. Fehér, G. Tornyai and Zs. Wagner, and subsequently by M.Z. Fehér, acting as Agents)

Defendant: European Parliament (represented by: F. Drexler, N. Görlitz and T. Lukácsi, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the applicant: Republic of Poland (represented by: B. Majczyna, acting as Agent)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Hungary to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Parliament;

Orders the Republic of Poland to bear its own costs.


1 OJ C 436, 3.12.2018.