Judgment of the Court of Justice, Luxembourg v Parliament, Case 230/81 (10 February 1983)

On 7 August 1981, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg brings an application for a declaration that the resolution of the European Parliament of 7ºJuly 1981 ‘on the seat of the institutions of the European Community and in particular that of the European Parliament’ is void. According to the resolution, Parliament will, in future, hold its plenary sittings in Strasbourg and meetings of its committees and political groups in Brussels. It furthermore establishes that the operation of the Secretariat — located in Luxembourg — ‘must be reviewed’ to meet the requirements of the conduct of the activities of Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels. According to the judgment of the Court of Justice, the contested resolution does not infringe the decisions of the governments of the Member States regarding the seat since it does not go beyond the powers of the European Parliament to determine its internal organisation.

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Source: Reports of Cases before the Court. 1983. [s.l.]. "Judgment of 10 February 1983, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg v European Parliament, Case 230/81", auteur:Court of Justice of the European Communities (CJEC) , p. 255.

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