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TD PRINGLE LOSES COSTLY EUROPEAN COURT CASE

first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has lost an expensive legal battle with the Irish Government in the European courts.The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg approved the EU’s permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism.The court found EU law does not preclude the conclusion and ratification of the treaty, despite legal arguments from Deputy Pringle. Speaking after the ruling, Mr Pringle said: “I am extremely disappointed with the outcome of the case but I am satisfied that this has now been legally contested.“There is an issue of costs and I am concerned about that. The Supreme Court will take a view and we will see what happens but it was important to take this case.”The case is expected to be returned to the courts for costs in the coming weeks.All 27 judges of the European Court of Justice participated in an oral hearing in the Pringle case.Senior Counsel for Mr Pringle, John Rogers, argued that EU institutions and member states had engaged in mis- characterisation and distortion when creating the ESM and breached EU law.Senior Counsel for Ireland Michael Cush rejected this, claiming the decisions creating the ESM were fully compatible with EU treaties.This contention was supported by other member states, such as Germany, and the European Commission.TD PRINGLE LOSES COSTLY EUROPEAN COURT CASE was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:TD PRINGLE LOSES COSTLY EUROPEAN COURT CASElast_img

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