Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 297 (Dec)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Fourth Chamber)

Bonichot (President of the Chamber), Schiemann, Bay Larsen, Toader (Rapporteur) and Jarasiunas.

Judgment Dates: 22 December 2010


European Union - European Community - Financial interests of European Union - Limitation period for bringing proceedings - Time‑limit - Sectoral rules - Different application of limitation rules in case of irregularity committed by recipient of subsidy or by persons with whom recipient entered into contracts - Interpretation of relevant regulation - Commission Regulation (EC) 2571/97 - Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) 2988/95, art 3(1).

The Case

European Union European Community. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art3(1) and (3) of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom)2988-95 (on the protection of the European Communities financial interests), in conjunction with Commission Regulation (EC) 2571-97 (on the sale of butter at reduced prices and the granting of aid for cream, butter and concentrated butter for use in the manufacture of pastry products, ice-cream and other foodstuffs).

Practice Areas

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