ECJ EU Criminal Law Cases Overview

Case Information Subject Matter Stage of Proceedings
C-612/15
Party

Nikolay Kolev, Milko Hristov, Stefan Kostadinov

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Specialised Criminal Court, Bulgaria)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Article 325 TFEU — Fraud or any other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the European Union in customs matters — Effectiveness of prosecution — Closure of criminal proceedings — Reasonable time — Directive 2012/13/EU — Right of a person to be informed …

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Fundamental Rights Protection of Financial Interests
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C-524/15
Party

Luca Menci
Procura della Repubblica

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

District Court, Bergamo, Italy

Failure to pay VAT due — Penalties — National legislation which provides for an administrative penalty and a criminal penalty for the same acts — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Ne bis in idem principle — Criminal nature of the administrative penalty — Existence of the …

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Fundamental Rights Ne bis in idem
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C-404/15
Party

Pál Aranyosi und Robert Căldăraru

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Bremen (Higher Regional Court Bremen, Germany)

Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant — Human rights as grounds for refusal to execute — Article 4 of Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment — Conditions of detention in the issuing Member State


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Fundamental Rights European Arrest Warrant
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C-203/15
Party

Tele2 Sverige AB (C‑203/15) v Post- och telestyrelsen,

and

Secretary of State for the Home Department (C‑698/15) v Tom Watson, Peter Brice, Geoffrey Lewis

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Kammarrätten i Stockholm (Administrative Court of Appeal, Stockholm, Sweden) and the Court of Appeal (England & Wales)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Electronic communications — Processing of personal data — Confidentiality of electronic communications — Protection — Directive 2002/58/EC — Articles 5, 6 and 9 and Article 15(1) — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Articles 7, 8 and 11 and Article 52(1) …

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Fundamental Rights
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C-182/15
Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Augstākā tiesa (Latvia)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Citizenship of the Union — Extradition to a third State of a national of a Member State who has exercised his right to freedom of movement — Scope of EU law — Protection of a Member State’s nationals against extradition — No protection for …

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Fundamental Rights Judicial Cooperation
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C-554/14
Party

Atanas Ognyanov
Sofiyska gradska prokuratura

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Sofiyski gradski sad (Sofia City Court, Bulgaria)

Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Law governing the enforcement of a sentence — Interpretation of a national rule of the executing State providing for reduction of a custodial sentence on account of work carried out by the sentenced person while detained in the issuing State — Legal effects of …

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Fundamental Rights Judicial Cooperation
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C-255/14
Party

Robert Michal Chmielewski

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Kecskeméti Közigazgatási és Munkaügyi Bíróság (Hungary)

Controls of cash entering or leaving the European Union — Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 — Breach of the obligation to declare — Proportionality of penalties — Free movement of capital and payments

See also case C-707/17 (Daniela Pinzaru, Robert-Andrei Cirstinoiu) and Joined cases C-335/18 and C-336/18 (AK and EP)


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Fundamental Rights
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C-293/12
Party

Digital Rights Ireland Ltd (C‑293/12)

v

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources,
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform,
Commissioner of the Garda Síochána,
Ireland,
The Attorney General,

intervener:

Irish Human Rights Commission,

and

Kärntner Landesregierung (C‑594/12),
Michael Seitlinger,
Christof Tschohl and others

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

High Court (Ireland) and the Verfassungsgerichtshof (Austria)

Electronic communications — Directive 2006/24/EC — Publicly available electronic communications services or public communications networks services — Retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of such services — Validity — Articles 7, 8 and 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union


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Data Protection
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C-399/11
Party

Ministerio Fiscal

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Tribunal Constitucional (Spain)

Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters – European arrest warrant – Surrender procedures between Member States – Decisions rendered at the end of proceedings in which the person concerned has not appeared in person – Execution of a sentence pronounced in absentia – Possibility of review of the judgment


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Freezing of Assets / Confiscation
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C-436/04
Party

Leopold Henri Van Esbroeck

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Hof van Cassatie (Belgium)

Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement – Articles 54 and 71 – Ne bis in idem principle – Application ratione temporis – Concept of ‘the same acts’ – Import and export of narcotic drugs subject to legal proceedings in different Contracting States


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Schengen Ne bis in idem
Opinion Judgement
C-193/04
Party

Hans-Martin Tillack v Commission

Type of proceeding
Action for annulment

Investigation by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) into the publication of confidential information - Suspicions of bribery and breach of professional secrecy - Communication to national judicial authorities of information relating to situations liable to lead to criminal proceedings - Search of the home and office of a journalist - …

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OLAF
Judgement
C-187/01
Party

Gözütok and Brügge

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Oberlandesgericht Köln (Germany) and the Rechtbank van eerste aanleg te Veurne (Belgium)

Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement - Ne bis in idem principle - Scope - Decisions by which the Public Prosecutor definitively discontinues criminal proceedings, without the involvement of a court, once the accused has satisfied certain conditions

REFERENCES to the Court under Article 35 EU by the Oberlandesgericht Köln (Germany) …

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Ne bis in idem
Opinion Judgement
C-2019/8
Party

European Commission, represented by D. Nardi, G. von Rintelen and S. Pardo Quintillán, acting as Agents,
applicant,

v

Kingdom of Spain, represented by L. Aguilera Ruiz, acting as Agent,
defendant,

supported by:

Republic of Poland, represented by B. Majczyna, acting as Agent,
intervener,

Type of proceeding
Actions for failure to fulfil obligations

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – Article 258 TFEU – Directive (EU) 2016/680 – Processing of personal data – Prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences – Failure to transpose and notify the transposition measures – Article 260(3) TFEU – Application for the imposition of a …

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Data Protection
C-2019/5
Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

hof van beroep te Brussel (Court of Appeal, Brussels, Belgium)

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Articles 7, 8 and 47 – Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – Cross-border processing of personal data – ‘One-stop shop’ mechanism – Sincere and …

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Data Protection