Judgment of the Court of 31 March 1971.

Commission of the European Communities v Council of the European Communities.

European Agreement on Road Transport.

Case 22-70.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1971:32
31/03/1971 Commission v Council
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1971:32
31/03/1971 Commission v Council
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1971:23
10/03/1971 Commission v Council
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

1971 00263

Danish 1971/00041 Greek 1969-1971/00729 Portuguese 1971/00069 Spanish 1971/00025 Swedish I/00551 Finnish I/00553

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.01 Respective powers of the Community and of the Member States
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-06 Transport
    B-06.01 Common transport policy
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.02 Actions for annulment
      B-19.02.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.02 Actions for annulment
      B-19.02.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-06 Transport
    B-06.01 Common transport policy
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.02 Negotiation and conclusion
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-01 Principles and citizenship of the Union
    B-01.03 Obligations of the Member States
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.02 Negotiation and conclusion
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-28 General and final provisions
    B-28.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-20 Acts of the institutions
    B-20.05 Statement of reasons


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/05/1970

Date of the Opinion

  • 10/03/1971

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

31/03/1971


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 69 from 11.06.1970, p.9

Judgment: OJ C 51 from 25.05.1971, p.15

Name of the parties

Commission v Council

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions
  • Transport
  • External relations

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

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Judge-Rapporteur

Pescatore

Advocate General

Dutheillet de Lamothe

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French