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Document 11997E230

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)
Part Five: Institutions of the Community
Title I: Provisions governing the institutions
Chapter 1: The institutions
Section 4: The Court of Justice
Article 230
Article 173 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)
Article 173 - EEC Treaty

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tec_1997/art_230/oj

11997E230

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version) - Part Five: Institutions of the Community - Title I: Provisions governing the institutions - Chapter 1: The institutions - Section 4: The Court of Justice - Article 230 - Article 173 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version) - Article 173 - EEC Treaty -

Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0272 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0062 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)

Article 223

The Court of Justice shall review the legality of acts adopted jointly by the European Parliament and the Council, of acts of the Council, of the Commission and of the ECB, other than recommendations and opinions, and of acts of the European Parliament intended to produce legal effects vis-à-vis third parties.

It shall for this purpose have jurisdiction in actions brought by a Member State, the Council or the Commission on grounds of lack of competence, infringement of an essential procedural requirement, infringement of this Treaty or of any rule of law relating to its application, or misuse of powers.

The Court of Justice shall have jurisdiction under the same conditions in actions brought by the European Parliament, by the Court of Auditors and by the ECB for the purpose of protecting their prerogatives.

Any natural or legal person may, under the same conditions, institute proceedings against a decision addressed to that person or against a decision which, although in the form of a regulation or a decision addressed to another person, is of direct and individual concern to the former.

The proceedings provided for in this Article shall be instituted within two months of the publication of the measure, or of its notification to the plaintiff, or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the latter, as the case may be.

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