Rail freight corridor “North Sea – Mediterranean”: the Court of Justice dismisses the action brought by the United Kingdom

By its judgement of 12 November 2015 in the Case C–121/14, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dismissed the action brought by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland seeking the annulment of Article 29 of, and Annex II to the Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013, in so far as it extends the international rail freight corridor beyond London and up to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The CJEU rejected the arguments put forward by the United Kingdom according to which, since the amendments introduced had to be considered as a “project of common interest” within the meaning of Article 171 and 172 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE), they should have been adopted with that Member State’s approval. In the light of all the foregoing, the CJEU dismissed the action and ordered the United Kingdom to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.


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  • Freesteel Blog 17 May 2016 on 18:22

    […] what did the Court of Justice say? They told us ‘allez vous plonger dans un lac.’ They ruled on that occasion as they have done in 80 per cent of the cases in which Britain has been involved – they rules […]

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