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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 299/1

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COURT OF JUSTICE

COURT OF JUSTICE

Decisions adopted by the Court at its meeting on Ð Third Chamber
14 July 1998
(98/C 299/01) Mr Puissochet, President of the Chamber,
Mr Moitinho de Almeida and Mr Gulmann, Judges
The Court of Justice of the European Communities
adopted the following decisions at its meeting on 14 July
Ð Fourth Chamber
1998:

Appointment of the Presidents of the Chambers Mr Kapteyn, President of the Chamber,
Mr Murray, Mr Ragnemalm and Mr Ioannou, Judges
In accordance with Article 10(1) of the Rules of Procedure
the Court has appointed for a period of one year starting Ð Fifth Chamber
on 7 October 1998:

Ð Judge P. Jann as President of the First Chamber, Mr Puissochet, President of the Chamber,
Mr Jann, Mr Moitinho de Almeida, Mr Gulmann,
Mr Edward, Mr Sevón and Mr Wathelet, Judges
Ð Judge G. Hirsch as President of the Second Chamber,

Ð Judge J.-P. Puissochet as President of the Third and Ð Sixth Chamber
Fifth Chambers,
Mr Kapteyn, President of the Chamber,
Ð Judge P. Kapteyn as President of the Fourth and Sixth Mr Hirsch, Mr Mancini, Mr Murray, Mr Ragnemalm,
Chambers. Mr Schintgen and Mr Ioannou, Judges

Composition of the Chambers
2. For each case assigned to them, the First and Fourth
Chambers (to each of which four judges are attached)
1. The composition of the Chambers for the same shall be composed of the President of the Chamber, the
period has been determined as follows: Judge-Rapporteur and a third judge designated in
accordance with a list of the judges in order of seniority.
Ð First Chamber At each general meeting the starting point on that list is to
be moved down one name.
Mr Jann, President of the Chamber,
Mr Edward, Mr Sevón and Mr Wathelet, Judges
3. For each case assigned to a large Chamber, the Fifth
and Sixth Chambers, to each of which seven judges are
Ð Second Chamber attached, the five judges who are to sit shall be
determined on the basis of a list drawn up for the judicial
Mr Hirsch, President of the Chamber, year comprising all the judges of the Chamber, except the
Mr Mancini and Mr Schintgen, Judges President, in the following order:
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(a) the judges of the small Chamber to which four judges Sixth Chamber
are attached, in order of seniority;
(President: Mr Kapteyn)

(b) the judges of the other small Chamber, in the same Judge Murray, Judge Ragnemalm, Judge Ioannou, Judge
order. Mancini, Judge Hirsch and Judge Schintgen

Appointment of the First Advocate General
For each case, the large Chamber shall be composed of:

In accordance with Article 10(1) of the Rules of Procedure
Ð the President, the Court of Justice appointed Advocate General P. LeÂger
as First Advocate General for a period of one year starting
on 7 October 1998.
Ð the Judge-Rapporteur,

Ð three judges appointed in order from the list; the
starting point on that list shall be moved down one
name at each general meeting. JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
(Sixth Chamber)
Any judges prevented from sitting shall be replaced in of 9 July 1998
order from the list. However, should the President of the
large Chamber be prevented from sitting, he must be in Case C-323/97: Commission of the European
replaced if possible by the President of the small Chamber. Communities v. Kingdom of Belgium (1)
(Right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal
elections)
If the Court, or a Chamber, deems it appropriate to hear
(98/C 299/02)
and determine two or more cases together (whether or not
they are formally joined), the composition of the bench
shall be that determined for the first of the cases discussed (Language of the case: French)
at a general meeting.

(Provisional translation; the definitive translation will be
4. For the period ending on 6 October 1999 the lists published in the European Court Reports)
referred to above are as follows:

In Case C-323/97: Commission of the European
First Chamber Communities (Agent: Pieter van Nuffel) v. Kingdom of
Belgium (Agent: Jan Devadder) Ð application for a
declaration that, by failing to bring into force within the
(President: Mr Jann) prescribed period the laws, regulations and administrative
provisions necessary to comply with Council Directive 94/
Judge Edward, Judge Sevón and Judge Wathelet 80/EC of 19 December 1994 laying down detailed
arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to
stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of
the European Union residing in a Member State of which
Fourth Chamber
they are not nationals (2), the Kingdom of Belgium has
failed to fulfil its obligations under that Directive Ð the
(President: Mr Kapteyn) Court (Sixth Chamber), composed of: H. Ragnemalm,
President of the Chamber, R. Schintgen, G. F. Mancini,
P. J. G. Kapteyn (Rapporteur), and G. Hirsch, Judges; G.
Judge Murray, Judge Ragnemalm and Judge Ioannou
Cosmas, Advocate General; R. Grass, Registrar, has given
a judgment on 9 July 1998 in which it:

Fifth Chamber
1. declares that, by failing to bring into force within the
prescribed period the laws, regulations and
(President: Mr Puissochet)
administrative provisions necessary to comply with l
Directive 94/80/EC of 19 December 1994 laying down
Judge Edward, Judge Jann, Judge Sevón, Judge Wathelet, detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to
Judge Moitinho de Almeida and Judge Gulmann vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections