Judgment of the Court of 14 March 2000.

Association Eglise de scientologie de Paris and Scientology International Reserves Trust v The Prime Minister.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Conseil d'Etat - France.

Free movement of capital - Direct foreign investments - Prior authorisation - Public policy and public security.

Case C-54/99.


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Reports of Cases

2000 I-01335

Subject-matter

Preliminary ruling ─ French Conseil d'Etat ─ Free movement of capital ─ Interpretation of Article 73d of the EC Treaty (now Article 58 EC) ─ Possibility for a Member State to maintain a system of prior authorisation for such investments as may adversely affect public order, public health or public security

Systematic classification scheme

1.
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.05 Legal certainty
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-05 Free movement of capital and freedom of payments


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 16/02/1999

Date of the Opinion

  • 21/10/1999

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

14/03/2000


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 100 from 10.04.1999, p.16

Judgment: OJ C 149 from 27.05.2000, p.3

Name of the parties

Église de scientologie

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. X: Revue de jurisprudence de droit des affaires 2000 p.466
  2. Idot, Laurence: Europe 2000 Mai Comm. nº 140 p.15
  3. Glöckner, Jochen: Mitgliedstaatliche Investitionsbeschränkungen gegen die Scientology Church, European Law Reporter 2000 p.142-145
  4. Van der Burg, F.J.: Administratiefrechtelijke beslissingen ; Rechtspraak bestuursrecht 2000 nº 260
  5. Van der Beek, J.C.M.: Hoe vrij is het vrije verkeer van diensten en kapitaal?, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2000 p.131-136
  6. Foglia, Raffaele ; Saggio, Antonio: Autorizzazione preventiva degli investimenti diretti stranieri, Il Corriere giuridico 2000 p.1109-1110
  7. Cosi, Anna Rosa: Investimenti diretti stranieri e regime comunitario della libera circolazione dei capitali: il limite dell'ordine pubblico non giustifica disposizioni nazionali "troppo vaghe", Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo 2000 p.720-724
  8. Palmieri, C.: Il Foro italiano 2000 IV Col.520-521
  9. Banu, Mihai: Lucrǎtori. Liberǎ circulație. Derogare. Atingere adusǎ ordinii publice naționale. Conduitǎ personalǎ. Afiliere la un grup ce nu e interzis, Revista română de drept al afacerilor 2008 nº 08 p.130-148



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Conseil d'État - France

Subject-matter

  • Free movement of capital

Provisions of national law referred to

FR - Loi no. 66-1008 du 2/12/1966 Loi no. 87-1127 du 31/12/1987 Loi no. 96-109 du 14/02/1996 Ordonnance no. 45-1708 du 31/07/1945 Décret no. 53-934 du 30/09/1953 Décret no. 89-938 du 29/12/1989, art. 11 bis et 12 Décret no. 96-117 du 14/02/1996

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Gulmann

Advocate General

Saggio

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian