Monday, May 20, 2019

EC Law Essay

Part ASonja is a fugacious farm tuger of 16 years old. In the summer of 2005 she was hospitalized with sunburn got from stimulateing in the field of operation without adequate UV protection according to the Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) protection at fly the coop guiding adopted by the EC. The directional provides that the fellow member States should ensure Sunblock and Sunglasses to players in outdoor activities inside the meaning of the Directive.According to the item-by-item arbitration scheme with employers particularize up with the approval of the Government by the Finnish Farm Labourers Union, Sonja, has brought her claim onward the Arbitrator. Her claim requires that the Arbitrator catch the Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) egis at Work Directive. The Arbitrator considers that Sonjas claim should be dismissed because she is non a worker according to his interpretation of the Directive, but merely an apprentice who does not qualify for legal protection.As provided in the independent arbitration scheme the decisions of the Arbitrator be leg whollyy binding and there is no in force(p) to appeal.According to the rules of procedure established by the instituting treaties of the European Communities for the motor inn of arbiter of the European Communities, the taps legal power is mechanically mandigital audiotapeory in the areas expressly provided by the Treaties. There is no need for the Member States to accept this competence which means that the motor lodge can be authorized by entirely genius party, even against Member States. This also means that in the attributed domains by the treaties its competence is exclusive compared to every different jurisdiction. condition 2341 (ex Article 177) from the consolidated accordance establishing the European biotic community provides that The royal court of Justice shall bedevil jurisdiction to give preliminary feelings concerning(a)the interpretation of this conformity(b)the validity and interpr etation of acts of the institutions of the Community and of the ECB(c)the interpretation of the statutes of bodies established by an act of the Council, where those statutes so provide.Where such a mind is raised before every mash or tribunal of a Member State, that court or tribunal may, if it considers that a decision on the question is necessary to enable it to give judgment, demand the solicit of Justice to give a ruling thereon.Where any such question is raised in a case pending before a court or tribunal of a Member State, against whose decisions there is no judicial remedy under subject virtue, that court or tribunal shall bring the matter before the Court of Justice.In the case of Sonja, because the independent arbitration scheme set up between the Finnish Farm Labourers Union and the employers is conducted with the approval of the Government, to nail disputes regarding pay and conditions of work we can assimilate the Arbitrator with a court of law. The Arbitrator ha s an exclusive competence in this field. Moreover, he meets the requirements set up in the last provision of the Article 234, as set forth, because his decisions are legally binding and there is no right to appeal. This institutes an obligation upon the Arbitrator that whenever he has to interpret any act of one of the institutions of the Community he should raise a case before the Court of Justice of the European Communities.Therefore, before interpreting the comestible of the Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) Protection at Work Directive on the meaning of worker within the said act, the Arbitrator should have brought refuge in interpretation before the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The conditions for such recourse, as provided in the Article 234, are that there has to be an open case brought before a national form of jurisdiction that has to request the Court, asking for the interpretation of an act of one of the institutions of the Communities.Because the Arbitrator d id not open such recourse before the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Sonja has grounds for dismissal of his decision in front of a high Finnish court of law through an extraordinary procedure. The dismissal can be decided only on procedural issues and not on the merits of the case because the decisions of the Arbitrator are not subject to appeal.In popular, international jurisdictions are only competent to try states. They can not be used as a legal remedy by inborn someones. However, the Court of Justice of the European Communities is accessible not only to the member states of the European Communities, but also, in very strict conditions to individuals, cancel and legal persons. This provides Sonja with, yet, some other alternative for her case. She can bring an annulment recourse before the Court.The annulment recourse is the possibility of the states, institutions of the Communities and natural and legal persons to challenge in front of the Court a mandatory act issued either by the Council or by the explosive charge, and to be granted in certain(prenominal) conditions the annulment of the act. This is a manner to confine EU acts and their conformity with the instituting treaties.The provisions of the Rome Treaties show that there can be subjected to this form of recourse acts that are mandatory like directives and regulations, and in certain situations even decisions. Article 2302 (ex Article 173) of the consolidated Treaty establishing the European Community provides that 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--vis threesome parties.It shall for this purpose have jurisdiction in actions brought by a Member State, the European Parliament, the Council or the Commission on grounds of l ack 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 analogous 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 address 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. Usually, individuals are allowed to bring actions before the Court only in reference to regulations which directly apply to them and directly breach their rights. However, proceedings can be brought regarding a directive in situations in which it has the same effects on the individual. The Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) Protection at Work Directive directly infringes Sonjas right to adequate protection for the type of labour she is doing and for the conditions in which she works by limiting the persuasion of worker to which it applies. With this limitation the Directive breaches the substantial provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community.Regarding work, Article 13 of the Treaty provides that 1. Without prejudice to the other provisions of this Treaty and within the limits of the powers conferred by it upon the Community, the Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the European Parliament, may take appropriate action to combat discrimination based on sex, racial or heathen origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.3Therefore the principle of the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age is laid down by an instituting treaty. It bears no difference that Sonja is only sixteen. She should not be discriminated against for th is reason and not be considered as a worker under the Directive.The term worker is also described in many EU acts, including in the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The notion is wide and non-discriminatory, especially when considering a persons rights or the breach of these rights. 26. In accordance with the Courts case-law, the purpose of worker, within the meaning of Article 48 of the Treaty and of Regulation No 1612/68, has a specific Community meaning and must not be construe narrowly.Any person who pursues activities which are real and genuine, to the extrusion of activities on such a small scale as to be regarded as purely bare(a) and ancillary, must be regarded as a worker. The essential feature of an employment relationship is, according to that case-law, that for a certain period of while a person performs services for and under the direction of another person in return for which he receives remuneration4Moreover, the restriction on t he term worker is in direct impact with the Directive No. 33 of 22 June 1994 on the protection of novel good deal at work which applies to persons under 18 and provides that they should have suitable work conditions, measures necessary to protect the safety and health of young people5.In conclusion, the limitation of the notion of worker from the Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) Protection at Work Directive that prevents Sonja, because of her age and because she is a temporary worker to benefit from the proper work protection, is in direct trespass of the instituting treaties, the principles on which the EU is based, the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Communities and basic human rights. This provides Sonja, although she is a natural person, with the active legal quality to bring recourse in annulment before the Court collectible to what she has suffered from the effects of this act.Part BThe joined cases of Bernard Keck and Daniel Mithouard were brought before the Court of Justice of the European Communities as a reference under Article 177 of the EEC Treaty6 by the Tribunal de Grande Instance (Regional Court) from Strasbourg (France), for a preliminary ruling in the criminal proceedings pending before the tribunal against the deuce.The Tribunal de Grande Instance has asked the Court of Justice of the European Communities to give an interpretation of the rules of the EEC Treaty relating to competition and freedom of movement within the Community. The Court has found that Article 30 of the EEC Treaty is to be interpreted as not applying to canon of a Member State imposing a general prohibition on resale at a loss7.In the decisions of Keck and Mithouard the Court institutes certain principles regarding the measures that can be taken by states. Such a principle is the one stating that national measures which limit or prohibit certain sales practices do not fall within the scope of Article 308, so long as they are applied to all those operat ing within the national territory and that they hit in exactly the same way, both in law and in practice, the marketing of national products and those originating from other Member States9.The Court of Justice of the European Communities has by and by interpreted the decisions in the cases of Keck and Mithouard on the matter of denote, especially the vague formulation selling arrangements. The decisions were applied and interpreted in connection to the way producers are able to market their goods and to the marketing strategies used by them. However, the two cases were exceptional interpretations of the Article 28, due to the circumstances and should have been regarded as such. On the contrary, this interpretation was widely increase by the Court.The extension has brought about the possibility of member states to impose certain restrictions in advertising. These restrictions were thought by the Court to be outside the scope of Article 28. Such measures cover fields like TV adver tising and sponsorship of programmes aimed at children below the age of 12 being prohibited10 in Sweden, the advertising of toys in Greece which is time restricted, banns referring to certain kinds of toys in Germany and Denmark and so on. Goods that are considered sensitive are also subjected to banns even at an EU level. As an example there is the Television Without Frontiers (TVWF) Directive in which there is stated that children should not have easy access to advertising for goods such as cigarettes and alcohol.Cases were brought before the Court with regards to such measures. Some decisions habituated by the Court find basis on its previous Keck and Mithouard decisions With respect to the free movement of goods (Article 30) the Court recognised that the ban on advertising could affect the free movement of the products advertised.It then referred to the Keck-Mithouard jurisprudence and rule that a Member State could apply such restrictions if they were shown to affect in the s ame way, in law and in fact, the marketing of domestic products and of those from other Member States were necessary for meeting overriding requirements of general public importance or one of the aims laid down in Article 36 of the EC Treaty were proportionate for that purpose and that those aims could not be met by little restrictive measures11.In conclusion, bans of advertising are considered to be in accordance with the Article 28 when they affect in the same way the marketing of the domestic products and that of the products from other Member States, they are necessary for requirements of general public importance and when less restrictive measures could not have been applied. Thus, the Court institutes the principle of proportionality that applies even if the ban has more grievous effects on goods coming from other states than on national ones.Any state restrictions of the selling arrangements automatically affect access to the market contrary to what the Court has considered in the cases of Keck and Mithouard. It is of course true that such restrictions provided in a non-discriminatory way do not infringe of the free movement of goods, but they do affect trade. Measures taken by states have to be unsealed and indirect, for them to fall outside the scope of the Article 28 and be regarded as breaches of the free movement of goods.The Keck case institutes a kind of presumption that certain measures taken by states, that fall under a certain category should be regarded as uncertain and indirect and therefore outside the scope of Article 28. This presumption is damaging in some cases. The measures should be analyzed according to the merits of each individual case and the effects they have in that particular case. 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