France, with the help of the French Judo Federation and Associated Disciplines will provide all technical, human and material sources to ensure the sleek running of this University European Championship. A rule requiring skilled or semi-professional athletes or individuals aspiring to participate in knowledgeable or semi-professional exercise to have been authorised or selected by their federation so as to be able to participate in a excessive-degree international sports competitors, which does not contain national groups competing in opposition to each other, does not in itself, as long as it derives from a need inherent within the organisation of such a competition, represent a restriction on the liberty to provide companies prohibited by Article fifty nine of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Article 49 EC).
5. Sporting actions and, specifically, a high-rating athlete’s participation in a world competition are capable of involving the supply of various separate, but closely associated, providers which may fall inside the scope of Article 59 of the Treaty (now, after modification, Article 49 EC) and Article 60 of the Treaty (now Article 50 EC) even when a few of these services will not be paid for by those for whom they’re carried out.
70 The costs incurred by the Belgian, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Netherlands, Austrian, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian Governments, and by the Fee, which have submitted observations to the Court docket, aren’t recoverable. Since these proceedings are, for the events to the principle proceedings, a step in the proceedings pending earlier than the national court, the decision on costs is a matter for that court.
forty It follows that the Court ought to reply the questions submitted to the extent to which they relate to interpretation of the Treaty rules on freedom to offer providers. The questions are inadmissible, however, in so far as they concern interpretation of the competition guidelines applicable to undertakings.
19 By writs of 27 February and 1 March 1996 Ms DeliÃ¨ge introduced an action towards the LFJ, the LBJ and Mr PacquÃ©e earlier than the Tribunal de PremiÃ¨re Occasion, Namur. She sought, first, a ruling that the system of choosing judokas for international tournaments, as established by the principles of the 2 abovementioned federations, was unlawful in that it empowers them to behave in a approach which could encroach upon the right of judokas freely to supply services and upon their professional freedom, second, a reference to the Courtroom of Justice for a preliminary ruling, third, the adoption of a delaying measure in the event of such a ruling being sought, and, lastly, an order that the LFJ and the LBJ pay her damages of BEF 30 million.