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European Communities - Thirteenth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 6 July 1999.


CONTENTS

PART 1: SUMMARY

Introduction

The proposal

Other initiatives

The enquiry

The Committee's conclusions

The structure of the Report

PART 2: BACKGROUND

The Establishment and Jurisdiction of the Court of First Instance

Parallel actions

The proposal

Commission decisions relating to the clearance of accounts under the

European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund

Common transport policy

Competition rules applicable to undertakings

State aid

Trade protection measures

Decisions relating to funds, financial instruments or action programmes providing for the grant of Community financial support

Reasons for proposal

Trade mark cases

The Future of the Judicial System of the European Union

PART 3: EVIDENCE

General reactions to the proposal

Parallel actions

Direct actions

The nature of the acts being challenged

The fields of Community law concerned

Arbitration clauses

Resources -implications for the CFI's workload

The Courts' other initiatives

PART 4: OPINION

The issue of principle

The scope of the proposal

The workload of the Community Courts

Recommendation

Appendix 1—Membership of Sub-Committee E

Appendix 2—List of witnesses

Appendix 3—Draft Council decision amending Decision 88/591/ECSC, EEC,  Euratom establishing a Court of First Instance of the European Communities

NOTE: Pages of the Report and Appendices are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the Report are as follows:

  (Q)  refers to a question in oral evidence

  (p)  refers to a page of the Report or Appendices or to a page of evidence


 
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