Official Journal of the European Union

C 340/3

Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 14 July 2022 — European Parliament v Council of the European Union

(Case C-743/19) (1)

(Action for annulment - Law governing the institutions - Bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union - European Labour Authority (ELA) - Competence to determine the location of the seat - Article 341 TFEU - Scope - Decision adopted by the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States in the margins of a Council meeting - Jurisdiction of the Court under Article 263 TFEU - Author and legal nature of the act - Absence of binding effects in the EU legal order)

(2022/C 340/04)

Language of the case: Italian


Applicant: European Parliament (represented by: I. Anagnostopoulou, C. Biz and L. Visaggio, Agents)

Defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer, J. Bauerschmidt and E. Rebasti, Agents)

Interveners in support of the defendant: Kingdom of Belgium (represented by: J.-C. Halleux, M. Jacobs, C. Pochet and L. Van den Broeck, Agents, Czech Republic (represented by: L. Březinová, D. Czechová, K. Najmanová, M. Smolek and J. Vláčil, Agents), Kingdom of Denmark (represented by: M. Jespersen, V. Pasternak Jørgensen, J. Nymann-Lindegren and M. Søndahl Wolff, Agents), Ireland (represented by: M. Browne, G. Hodge, A. Joyce and J. Quaney, Agents, and by D. Fennelly, Barrister-at-Law), Hellenic Republic (represented by: K. Boskovits and E.-M. Mamouna, Agents), Kingdom of Spain (represented by: S. Centeno Huerta and A. Gavela Llopis, Agents), French Republic (represented by: A. Daly, A.-L. Desjonquères, E. Leclerc and T. Stehelin, Agents), Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (represented by: A. Germeaux, C. Schiltz and T. Uri, Agents), Hungary (represented by: M.Z. Fehér and K. Szíjjártó, Agents), Kingdom of the Netherlands (represented by: M.K. Bulterman, J.M. Hoogveld and J. Langer, Agents), Republic of Poland (represented by: B. Majczyna, Agent), Slovak Republic (represented by: E.V. Drugda and B. Ricziová, Agents), Republic of Finland (represented by: M. Pere, Agent)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to bear their own costs;


Orders the Kingdom of Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Poland, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Finland to bear their own costs.

(1)  OJ C 399, 25.11.2019.