Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 21 December 2021

Criminal proceedings against PM and Others

Requests for a preliminary ruling from the Înalta Curte de Casaţie şi Justiţie and Tribunalul Bihor

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Decision 2006/928/EC – Mechanism for cooperation and verification of progress in Romania to address specific benchmarks in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption – Legal nature and effects – Binding on Romania – Rule of law – Judicial independence – Second subparagraph of Article 19(1) TEU – Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Fight against corruption – Protection of the European Union’s financial interests – Article 325(1) TFEU – ‘PFI’ Convention – Criminal proceedings – Decisions of the Curtea Constituțională (Constitutional Court, Romania) concerning the legality of the taking of certain evidence and the composition of judicial panels in cases of serious corruption – Duty on national courts to give full effect to the decisions of the Curtea Constituțională (Constitutional Court) – Disciplinary liability of judges in case of non-compliance with such decisions – Power to disapply decisions of the Curtea Constituțională (Constitutional Court) that conflict with EU law – Principle of primacy of EU law

Joined Cases C-357/19, C-379/19, C-547/19, C-811/19 and C-840/19


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2022:200
15/03/2022 Euro Box Promotion and Others
Judgment (OJ)
04/02/2022 Euro Box Promotion and Others
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:1034
21/12/2021 Euro Box Promotion and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:1034
21/12/2021 Euro Box Promotion and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:170
04/03/2021 Euro Box Promotion and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
09/08/2019 Euro Box Promotion and Others
Request for a preliminary ruling
05/05/2019 Euro Box Promotion and Others
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.03 Respective powers and obligations of the European Union and of the Member States
    1.03.032
06 null
  06.022
06 null
  06.021
04 null
  04.03 null
    04.03.47
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.06 Financial provisions
    2.06.021
04 null
  04.03 null
    04.03.471
03 null
  03.03
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.471
03 null
  03.03
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.471
05 null
  05.011
05 null
  05.01
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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/05/2019

Date of the Opinion

  • 04/03/2021

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/12/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Information not available

Name of the parties

Euro Box Promotion and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Droits fondamentaux - Indépendance des juges nationaux, Europe 2022, nº 2 Février, comm. 37 (FR)
  2. Weber, Ferdinand: Die Identität des Unionsrechts im Vorrang : C-357/19, C-379/19, C-547/19, C-811/19, C-840/19, Juristenzeitung 2022 p. 292-301 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Înalta Curte de Casaţie şi Justiţie - Romania

Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions
  • Financial provisions
  • - Budget
  • - Own resources
  • Fundamental rights
  • - Charter of Fundamental Rights

Provisions of national law referred to

Legea nr. 304/2004 privind organizarea judiciară, 29/06/2004 Legea nr. 202/2010 privind unele măsuri pentru accelerarea soluționării proceselor, 25/10/2010 Legea nr. 255/2013 pentru punerea în aplicare a legii nr. 135/2010 privind Codul de procedură penală și pentru modificarea și completarea unor acte normative care cuprind dispoziții procesual penale, 19/07/2013 Regulamentul privind organizarea şi funcţionarea administrativă a Înaltei Curţi de Casaţie şi Justiţie, 21/09/2004 Legea nr. 207/2018 pentru modificarea și completarea legii nr. 304/2004 privind organizarea judiciară, 20/07/2018 Legea nr. 303/2004 privind statutul judecătorilor şi procurorilor, 28/06/2004

Constituţia României, 29/10/2003 Codul de procedură penală, 01/07/2010 Legea nr. 304/2004 privind organizarea judiciară, 28/06/2004 Legea nr. 303/2004 privind statutul judecătorilor şi procurorilor, republicată, 13/09/2005 Legea nr. 78/2000 pentru prevenirea, descoperirea şi sancţionarea faptelor de corupţie, 08/05/2000

Constituţia României, 22/10/2003 Codul de procedură penală, 01/07/2010 Legea nr. 303/2004 privind statutul judecătorilor şi procurorilor, 28/06/2004 Legea nr. 304/2004 privind organizarea judiciară, 28/06/2004 Legea nr. 78/2000 pentru prevenirea, descoperirea şi sancţionarea faptelor de corupţie, 08/05/2000

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

von Danwitz

Advocate General

Bobek

Language(s) of the Case

  • Romanian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English