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Document 62017TO0298

Order of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 18 April 2018.
Adrian Iordăchescu and Others v European Parliament and Others.
Action for annulment — Directive 2014/40/EU — Approximation of laws — Manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products and related products — Period allowed for commencing proceedings — Delay — Claim for damages — Application initiating proceedings — Disregard of the procedural requirements — Inadmissibility — Lack of jurisdiction.
Case T-298/17.

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Order of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 18 April 2018 –
Iordăchescu v Parliament and Others

(Case T‑298/17)

(Action for annulment — Directive 2014/40/EU — Approximation of laws — Manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products and related products — Period allowed for commencing proceedings — Delay — Claim for damages — Application initiating proceedings — Disregard of the procedural requirements — Inadmissibility — Lack of jurisdiction)


Actions for annulment—Time-limits—Mandatory—Application lodged out of time—Manifest inadmissibility

(Art. 263, sixth para., TFEU)

(see paras 16-20)


Actions for annulment—Jurisdiction of the EU judicature—Claim seeking that directions be issued to an institution—Not included

(Art. 263 TFEU)

(see paras 23, 27, 28, 31)


Judicial proceedings—Application initiating proceedings—Formal requirements—Identification of the subject-matter of the dispute—Brief summary of the pleas in law on which the application is based—Action seeking compensation for loss caused by an EU institution—No indications as to the loss suffered—Inadmissibility

(Statute of the Court of Justice, Arts 21 and 53; Rules of Procedure of the General Court, Art. 76(d))

(see paras 34-42)


First, application pursuant to Article 263 TFEU seeking the partial annulment of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC (OJ 2014 L 127, p. 1) and, second, application pursuant to Article 268 TFEU for compensation for the harm which the applicants claim to have suffered.

Operative part


The action is dismissed.


Mr Adrian Iordăchescu, Ms Florina Iordăchescu, Ms Mihaela Iordăchescu and Mr Cristinel Iordăchescu shall pay the costs.