Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in the case Commission v France (C-216-11)

Type: Report   Reference: I-076925   Duration: 10:01:50  Lieu:
End production: 14/03/2013   First transmission: 14/03/2013
On 14 March 2013, by Alexandra Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU, ruled in the case Commission v France (C-216-11), in Luxembourg. By its application, the European Commission requests the Court of Justice to declare that, by using a purely quantitative criterion to assess whether the holding by private individuals of manufactured tobacco from another Member State is of a commercial nature, by applying that criterion per individual vehicle (and not per person), and in respect of all of the tobacco products in aggregate and by entirely precluding the importation of tobacco products from another Member State by private individuals where the quantity exceeds two kilograms per individual vehicle, the French Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Council Directive 92/12/EEC of 25 February 1992 on the general arrangements for products subject to excise duty and on the holding, movement and monitoring of such products (OJ 1992 L 76, p. 1, ‘the Directive’), and, specifically, under Articles 8 and 9 of the Directive, as well as under Article 34 TFEU.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior views of the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:15 General atmosphere prior the hearing (3 shots) 00:00:14
10:00:30 Judges at the Court of Justice of the EU entering the Courtroom 00:00:16
10:00:47 Soundbite by Alexandra Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU (in FRENCH) reading the judgment in the case Commission v France (C-216-11) 00:01:03
10:01:50 General views of the Courtroom (2 shots) 00:00:12
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