Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 121 (Jul)
Court: Court of First Instance of the European Communities (Fifth Chamber)

Judges Cooke (President), García-Valdecasas and Lindh

Judgment Dates: 9 July 2002


European Community - Discrimination - Discrimination on grounds of nationality - Financial support for audiovisual projects - Requirement that undertakings applying for financial support owned by member states or nationals of member states - Applicant for financial support stating that majority owner of undertaking a French resident Tunisian national - Commission rejecting application by decision - Whether decision discriminatory - Commission Decision (EC) 95/563.

The Case

The Court of First Instance of the European Communities rejected an application for annulment of a decision of the Commission of the European Communities which rejected a proposal for financial support under Commission Decision (EC) 95-563 (on the implementation of a programme encouraging the development and distribution of European audiovisual works (MEDIA II Development and distribution) (1996- 2000)). The Court held that the ground of discrimination relied on was not relevant.

Practice Areas

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