Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 3 February 2017

Bürgerausschuss für die Bürgerinitiative Minority SafePack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe v European Commission

Law governing the institutions — European citizens’ initiative — Protection of national and linguistic minorities and strengthening of cultural and linguistic diversity in the European Union — Refusal of registration — Commission manifestly lacking legislative powers — Obligation to state reasons — Article 4(2)(b) and (3) of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011

Case T-646/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
03/03/2017 Minority SafePack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2017:59
03/02/2017 Minority SafePack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2017:59
03/02/2017 Minority SafePack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe v Commission
Application (OJ)
28/03/2014 Minority SafePack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.00 General
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.06 Statement of reasons
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.00 General


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Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 25/11/2013

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

03/02/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 86 from 20.03.2017, p.24

Application: OJ C 112 from 14.04.2014, p.34

Name of the parties

Minority SafePack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Beaucourt, Coline: Arrêt Minority SafePack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe/Commission : l’initiative citoyenne enfin lancée ?, European Journal of Consumer Law 2016 p.355-368 (EN)
  2. Michel, Valérie: Initiative citoyenne, Europe 2017 Avril nº 04 p.14 (FR)
  3. Adobati, Enrica: Il Tribunale accoglie due ricorsi di cittadini europei e annulla le decisioni della Commissione per la mancanza di motivazione nel rifiuto di registrazione della proposta di iniziativa e per la difesa del principio di democrazia, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2017 p.117-119 (IT)
  4. Jacqué, Jean-Paul: Vers une reconnaissance juridictionnelle des droits politiques des citoyens européens, Revue trimestrielle de droit européen 2017 p.177-180 (FR)
  5. Takis, Athanasios: Armenopoulos 2017 p.497-498 (EL)
  6. Tárnok, Balázs: European Minorities Win a Battle in Luxembourg the Judgment of the General Court in the Case Minority SafePack European Citizens' Initiative, Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 2017 p.271-285 (EN)
  7. Carlier, Jean-Yves ; Renaudière, Géraldine: Libre circulation des personnes dans l'Union européenne, Journal de droit européen 2018 p.141-151 (FR)
  8. Skubic, Zoran: Zmaga (tudi) slovenske manjšine v Luksemburgu, Pravna praksa 2018 nº 3-4 p.38-39 (SL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Citizenship of the Union

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Buttigieg

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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