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C 94/4 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 28.3.

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JUDGMENT OF THE COURT Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division, for a


(Sixth Chamber) preliminary ruling in the proceedings pending before that
court between Northern Ireland Fish Producers'
of 19 February 1998 Organisation Ltd (NIFPO) and Northern Ireland
in Case C-309/95: Commission of the European Fishermen's Federation and Department of Agriculture for
Communities v. Council of the European Union, Northern Ireland Ð on the validity of Council Regulation
supported by the French Republic (1) (EC) No 3362/94 of 20 December 1994 fixing, for certain
fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, the total allowable
(Exceptional aid to producers of table wine in France) catches for 1995 and certain conditions under which they
(98/C 94/07) may be fished (OJ L 363, 31.12.1994, p. 1), on the
validity of Annex VII to the resolution of 3 November
1976 adopted by the Council at The Hague and on the
(Language of the case: French) interpretation of the priniciple of State liability for damage
occasioned to individuals by breaches of Community law
(Provisional translation; the definitive translation will be Ð the Court: composed of: G. C. Rodríguez Iglesias,
published in the European Court Reports) President, C. Gulmann, H. Ragnemalm, R. Schintgen
(Presidents of Chambers), G. F. Mancini, P. J. G. Kapteyn
(Rapporteur), J. L. Murray, D. A. O. Edward, J.-P.
In Case 309/95: Commission of the European
Puissochet, G. Hirsch and P. Jann, Judges; A. La Pergola,
Communities (Agents: GeÂrard Rozet and Jean-Paul
Advocate-General; D. Louterman-Hubeau, Principal
Keppenne) v. Council of the European Union (Agents:
Administrator, for the Registrar, has given a judgment on
Rüdiger Bandilla and Diego Canga Fano), supported by
19 February 1998, in which it has ruled:
the French Republic (Agents: Catherine de Salins and
FreÂdeÂric Pascal) Ð application for the annulment of the
Council's decision of 22 June 1995 on the granting of 1. The validity of the allocation of cod and whiting
exceptional aid to producers of table wine in France Ð quotas in Area VIIa by Council Regulation (EC)
the Court (Sixth Chamber), composed of: H. Ragnemalm, No 3362/94 of 20 December 1994 fixing, for certain
President of the Chamber, G. F. Mancini, P. J. G. Kapteyn fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, the total
(Rapporteur), J. L. Murray and G. Hirsch, Judges; G. allowable catches for 1995 and certain conditions
Cosmas, Advocate-General; R. Grass, Registrar, has given under which they may be fished is not dependent on
a judgment on 19 February 1998, in which it: whether Annex VII to the resolution of 3 November
1976 adopted by the Council at The Hague was
1. dismisses the application as inadmissible; properly adopted.

2. orders the Commission to pay the costs; 2. Consideration of Regulation (EC) No 3362/94 has
revealed no factor of such a kind as to affect its
3. orders the French Republic to bear its own costs. validity.

(1) OJ C 315, 25.11.1995. (1) OJ C 64, 2.3.1996.

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT ORDER OF THE COURT


of 19 February 1998 (First Chamber)
in Case C-4/96 (reference for a preliminary ruling from
of 15 January 1998
the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen's
Bench Division): Northern Ireland Fish Producers' in Case C-196/97 P: Intertronic F. Cornelis GmbH v.
Organisation Ltd (NIFPO) and Northern Ireland Commission of the European Communities (1)
Fishermen's Federation v. Department of Agriculture for
Northern Ireland (1) (Appeal manifestly unfounded)

(Fisheries Ð Hague Preferences Ð TACs Ð Cod and (98/C 94/09)


whiting Ð Discretion of the Community legislature Ð
Relative stability Ð Principles of proportionality and non- (Language of the case: German)
discrimination)
(98/C 94/08)
(Provisional translation; the definitive translation will be
(Language of the case: English) published in the European Court Reports)

In Case C-4/96: reference to the Court under Article 177 In Case C-196/97 P: Intertronic F. Cornelis GmbH, a
of the EC Treaty from the High Court of Justice in company incorporated under German law, established in