Key facts of the case:
- This reference for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of the principle of stating reasons for the acts of public authorities, laid down by the second paragraph of Article 296 TFEU and Article 41(2)(c) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the ‘Charter’).
- The reference has been made in proceedings between Ms Cicala and the Regione Siciliana concerning a decision providing for a reduction in the amount of Ms Cicala’s pension and the recovery of amounts paid for earlier periods.
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
The Court of Justice of the European Union does not have jurisdiction to respond to the questions posed by the Corte dei conti, sezione giurisdizionale per la Regione Siciliana (Italy), by decision of 20 September 2010.