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Search Cases: Help

This field allows you to search by case number:

Example : E-02/13

By default, if no type is chosen, the search will cover all types of documents present in the database.

One or more types of document may be selected from this list.

  • Click on «Add criteria» to see the list of all available types of document. Select one or more types of document and click on Validate criteria. (*Selected types of document will appear above within a red box. You can remove a type by clicking on the cross on the right of the type.) To launch the search, click on Search cases at the bottom of the page.
  • The results page will display all cases that include the selected document type (e.g. you searched for an Order of the Court and the results page will show only cases that include an Order of the Court ).

NB! If several document types are selected the results page will display all cases that include one or more of the selected document types.
By default, the cases are arranged by the date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings.

  • Click on a case and you will find a link to the document type you are searching.

It is also possible to limit the document search by combining it with the search criteria under Dates. They allow you to limit the search to particular periods, defined by the date of lodging of the application initiating proceedings, the date of the delivery or the date of the oral hearing.

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  • Advisory Opinion of the Court
  • Application OJ
  • Decision of the Court
  • Judgment of the Court
  • Order of the Acting President
  • Order of the Court
  • Order of the President
  • Report for the Hearing
  • Request for an Advisory Opinion OJ
  • Case (upper case/lower case) and accents make no difference.
  • The search engine will try to match the text entered in this field with the name of parties of all cases available.
  • The name could be incomplete but it must be correct (e.g. «EFTA Surveillance Authority» is the correct name. If you enter «EFTA», the search will work as well. However, if you enter «EFTAsurveance», it won’t work.

This field allows you to search the full text of documents and case descriptions.

You could fill in the ‘Type of document’ field to limit the search to specific types of document that contain your keywords (by default, all types of document are searched).

The results page will display only cases that contain such documents. Click on a case to find an active link to its documents.

The following may be used to refine the search:

  • Logical operators (Boolean operators)
    • AND (space).
      Example: butter cheese will find documents containing both of those words
    • OR (comma).
      Example: butter, cheese will find documents containing the word butter, or the word cheese, or both.
    • EXCEPT (exclamation mark before the word).
      Example: butter !cheese will find documents containing the word butter but not those containing the word cheese.
  • Use quotes " " to search for an exact set of words, e.g. "trade union"

By default, if we search only by keywords, the results are arranged by date of lodging.

This criterion makes it possible to search according to:

  • Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings
  • Date of the delivery
  • Date of the Oral Hearing

The following types of search are possible:

  • for a specific period. To do this, enter the dates for the beginning and end of the period in the ‘from’ and ‘to’ fields in the format indicated. Example: from 01/05/2004 to 31/12/2004
  • for set periods. By clicking on the desired button, the corresponding dates automatically appear in the fields, so that:
    • last 8 days;
    • last month;
    • last year;
    • last 5 years.
  • for a specific date. To do this, enter the desired date in the ‘on’ field in the format indicated.

Use this criterion to search by subject.

Click on «Add criteria». Select one or more subjects and click on Validate criteria. (*Selected subjects will appear above within a red box. You can remove a type by clicking on the cross on the right of the type.) To launch the search, click on Search cases at the bottom of the page.

NB! If several subjects are selected, they are, by default, separated by the logical operator OR.

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  • Admissibility
  • Approximation of the laws
  • Charges having equivalent effect
  • Company Law
  • Competition: Dominant position
  • Competition: Information and Communication Technologies
  • Competition: Merger control
  • Competition: Rules applicable to undertakings
  • Competition: Vertical Agreements and Concerted Practices
  • Concentrations between undertakings
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment: Noise
  • Environment: Water
  • Equal Treatment for men and women
  • Financial Services: Banks and other credit institutions
  • Financial Services: Insurance
  • Free movement of capital
  • Free movement of workers
  • Freedom of establishment and to provide services
  • Freedom of movement for persons
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Human rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour law
  • Legal Aid
  • Measures having equivalent effect
  • Non-compliance judgments
  • Plant health legislation
  • Procedural provisions
  • Public health
  • Quantitative restrictions
  • Recognition of Professional Qualifications: General system, recognition of professional experience and automatic recognition
  • Social policy
  • Social Security
  • State Aid: Aid to small and medium-sized enterprises, research, development, innovation, environmental protection, regional investments, female entrepreneurship, employment and training - Acts of which the EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authorit
  • State Aid: Public undertakings
  • State Aid: Services of general economic interest
  • State Liability
  • State monopolies of a commercial character
  • Taxation of costs
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Dangerous Substances
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Foodstuffs
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Free movement of goods
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: General Provisions in the Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Machinery
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Medicinal Products
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Motor Vehicles
  • Technical Regulations, Standards, Testing and Certification: Tobacco
  • Trade marks
  • Transport: Civil Aviation
  • Transport: Maritime Transport
  • Transport: Road Transport
  • Wine

Use this criterion to search by type of procedure and result.

Click on «Add criteria». Select one or more criteria and click on Validate criteria. (*Selected criteria will appear above within a red box. You can remove a type by clicking on the cross on the right of the type.) To launch the search, click on Search cases at the bottom of the page.

NB! If more than one type of procedure and result is selected, they are by default separated by the logical operator OR.

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  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations
  • Action for annulment
  • Action for failure to act
  • Application as to costs
  • Application for leave to intervene
  • Application for legal aid
  • Application to suspend adoption or stay execution or application for interim measures
  • Discontinuance of proceedings
  • Dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility
  • Non-conformity with the EEA Agreement
  • Withdrawal

Use this criterion to search by the country of origin of a question referred for a preliminary ruling.

Click on «Add criteria». Select one or more sources and click on Validate criteria. (*Selected sources will appear above within a red box. You can remove a source by clicking on the cross on the right of the type.) To launch the search, click on Search cases at the bottom of the page.

NB! If more than one type of source is selected, they are by default separated by the logical operator OR.

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Finland

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Iceland

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Liechtenstein

  • Fürstentum Liechtenstein
  • Fürstliches Landgericht
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  • Staatsgerichtshof des Fürstentums Liechtenstein
  • Verwaltungsbeschwerdeinstanz des Fürstentums Liechtenstein
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Norway

  • Arbeidsretten
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  • Skatteklagenemnda ved Sentralskattekontoret for storbedrifter
  • Statens helsepersonellnemnd
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  • Stavanger tingrett

Sweden

  • Högsta domstolen
  • Marknadsdomstolen
  • Varbergs tingsrätt