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Document 61997CO0361

Digriet tal-Qorti tal-Ġustizzja (it-Tieni Awla) tal-25 ta' Mejju 1998.
Rouhollah Nour vs Burgenländische Gebietskrankenkasse.
Talba għal deċiżjoni preliminari: ASVG-Landesberufungskommission für das Burgenland - l-Awstrija.
Kawża C-361/97.

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:C:1998:250


Order of the Court (Second Chamber) of 25 May 1998. - Rouhollah Nour v Burgenländische Gebietskrankenkasse. - Reference for a preliminary ruling: ASVG-Landesberufungskommission für das Burgenland - Autriche. - Reference for a preliminary ruling - Lack of jurisdiction of the Court. - Case C-361/97.

European Court reports 1998 Page I-03101



Preliminary rulings - Jurisdiction of the Court - Limits - Manifestly irrelevant questions and questions regarding hypothetical problems in a context which precludes any useful answer - Questions not related to the purpose of the main proceedings - Court's lack of jurisdiction

(EC Treaty, Art. 177)


The Court cannot give a preliminary ruling where it is quite obvious that the interpretation of Community law sought by a national court bears no relation to the actual facts of the main action or to its purpose, or where the problem is hypothetical and the Court does not have before it the factual or legal material necessary to give a useful answer to the questions submitted to it.

That is the case where questions concerning the interpretation of general principles which form part of Community law have no relation to the purpose of the main action.