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European Court of Justice (ECJ), July 14, 2022
ECJ 14 July 2022, case C-743/19 (Parliament v Council (Siège de l’Autorité européenne du travail)), Miscellaneous
European Parliament - v - Council of the European Union, EU case


It is for the EU legislature to decide on the location of the seat of the European Labour Authority, not the Member States. The ECJ’s summary of the case is available on


The Court (Grand Chamber):

  1. Dismisses the action;
  2. Orders the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to bear their own costs;
  3. Orders the Kingdom of Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Poland, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Finland to bear their own costs.