Order of the General Court (Ninth Chamber, Extended Composition) of 20 December 2021

Heikki Niemelä and Others v European Central Bank

Action for annulment – Economic and monetary policy – Prudential supervision of credit institutions – Specific supervisory tasks assigned to the ECB – Decision to withdraw a credit institution’s authorisation – Replacement of the contested measure in the course of the proceedings – Action which has become devoid of purpose – Loss of interest in bringing proceedings – No need to adjudicate – Action for damages – Manifest inadmissibility

Case T-321/17

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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Order (OJ)
18/02/2022 Niemelä and Others v ECB
20/12/2021 Niemelä and Others v ECB
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Order (Information)
20/12/2021 Niemelä and Others v ECB
Application (OJ)
11/08/2017 Niemelä and Others v ECB
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Reports of Cases

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Systematic classification scheme

3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons Interest in bringing proceedings
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law Formal requirements

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Operative part

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Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 22/05/2017

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Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

Niemelä and Others v ECB

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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  • Economic and monetary policy

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

neuvième chambre élargie (Tribunal)



Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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