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European Court of Justice, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishEuropean Court of Justice, thethe European Court of JusticeˌEuropean ˌCourt of ˈJustice, the  the court of law for the EU (European Union), based in Luxembourg. It makes sure that EU laws are used in the same way in all EU countries so that national courts do not make different decisions in the same situation. It also makes sure that EU member states and organizations do what the law requires. The Court has the power to settle legal disagreements between EU member states, EU organizations, etc.From Longman Business DictionaryEuropean Court of JusticeˌEuropean ˌCourt of ˈJustice nounLAW one of the institutions of the EUROPEAN UNION, that explains and decides the meaning of European law, decides if member states have broken the law, and deals with complaints from people and organizations that feel they have not received justice in their national courtsPension schemes must now comply with the judgment of the European Court of Justice in the case of Barber versus the Guardian Royal Exchange.
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