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CJEU - C 145/04 / Judgment

Kingdom of Spain v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
European Court of Justice
Decision date:
Key facts of the case:
This case was an action brought by Spain seeking a declaration that, by enacting the European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (‘the EPRA 2003’), the United Kingdom was in breach of its obligations under the EC Treaty in particular relating to the right to vote in European Parliamentary elections in Gibraltar. The UK had adopted a law which provided that Commonwealth citizens resident in Gibraltar who are not Community nationals have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament. 
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
The ECJ dismissed the claim by Spain.