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CJEU Case C-187/19 P / Judgment

European External Action Service (EEAS) v Stéphane De Loecker

Policy area:
Institutional affairs
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Seventh Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
04/06/2020

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA — Minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties involving illicit drug trafficking — Article 2(1)(c) — Article 4(2)(a) — Concept of ‘large quantities of drugs’ — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Equal treatment — Articles 20 and 21 — Principle of legality of criminal offences and penalties — Article 49.

Outcome of the case:

Par ces motifs, la Cour (septième chambre) déclare et arrête :

  1. Le pourvoi est rejeté.
  2. Le Service européen pour l’action extérieure (SEAE) est condamné aux dépens.