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Task 1

  1. 1. TASK I The Court of Justice, The Court of Auditors, The European Ombudsman <ul>By Juliane Siebelts & Edvīns Rinda </ul>
  2. 2. The Court of Justice <ul><li>Was established in 1952
  3. 3. Is based in Luxembourg
  4. 4. Highest court of European Union
  5. 5. Interprets EU law for making sure it's applied in the same way in all EU countries
  6. 6. Settles also legal disputes between EU governments and EU institutions </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Court of Justice - Composition - <ul><li>One judge per EU country
  8. 8. eight „advocates-general“
  9. 9. Appointed for a term of six years and chosen by the governments of the EU member states </li></ul><ul><li>General Court :
  10. 10. - cases of private individuals, companies & organizations
  11. 11. - cases relating to competition law </li></ul><ul><li>EU civil service tribunal :
  12. 12. - disputes between the EU and its staff </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Court of Justice <ul>Types of cases 1. Preliminary ruling procedure 2. Proceedings for failure to fulfill an obligation 3. Actions for annulment 4. Actions for failure to act 5. Direct actions </ul><ul>How cases are heard 1. Written stage 2. Oral stage </ul>
  14. 14. The Court of Auditors <ul><li>was set up in 1975 and is based in Luxembourg
  15. 15. audits EU finances
  16. 16. improve EU financial management and report on the use of public funds </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Court of Auditors <ul>Purpose: <li>has the right to check any person or organization handling EU funds
  18. 18. on-the-spot checks
  19. 19. findings are written up in reports
  20. 20. Tasks
  21. 21. presents the European Parliament and the Council with an annual report on the previous financial year
  22. 22. has to give its opinion on EU financial legislation and how to help the EU fight fraud
  23. 23. Organization
  24. 24. approximately 800 translators, administrators and auditors </li></ul>
  25. 25. The European Ombudsman <ul>Election <li>Parliament elects the Ombudsman for a renewable five-year term
  26. 26. Currently: P. Nikiforos Diamandouros </li></ul><ul><li>investigates complaints against EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies
  27. 27. Purpose
  28. 28. responds to complaints, helping to uncover cases of 'maladministration' </li></ul>
  29. 29. Thank you for your attention !

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