Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 11 March 2004.

Commission of the European Communities v French Republic.

Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - France - Freedom to provide services - Right of establishment - Rules governing bio-medical analysis laboratories - Conditions for the grant of an administrative operating authorisation - Place of business in France.

Case C-496/01.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
17/04/2004 Commission v France
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2004:137
11/03/2004 Commission v France
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2004:137
11/03/2004 Commission v France
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2003:382
26/06/2003 Commission v France
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Application (OJ)
01/02/2002 Commission v France
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Reports of Cases

2004 I-02351

Subject-matter

Failure by a Member State to fulfil its obligations ─ Articles 43 and 49 EC ─ Rules governing bio-medical analysis laboratories ─ Operating licence subject to having their place of business in France ─ Costs irrecoverable for analyses carried out by a laboratory established in another Member State

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.03 Freedom of establishment
      B-04.03.01 The various activities
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.04 Freedom to provide services
      B-04.04.01 The various services
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.04 Freedom to provide services
      B-04.04.01 The various services


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 21/12/2001

Date of the Opinion

  • 26/06/2003

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

11/03/2004


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 44 from 16.02.2002, p.9

Judgment: OJ C 94 from 17.04.2004, p.5

Name of the parties

Commission v France

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Lhernould, Jean-Philippe: Les laboratoires français d'analyse médicale doivent s'ouvrir à la concurrence européenne, Revue de jurisprudence sociale 2004 p.445-446
  2. Idot, Laurence: Secteur de la santé. La libre prestation de services doit s'appliquer même dans le secteur de la santé: le patient peut obtenir des soins dans un autre Etat membre, Europe 2004 Mai Comm. nº 141 p.25-26



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted
  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Colneric

Advocate General

Mischo

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French