Case C-42/97 Parliament v Council (Linguistic Diversity) 
- Decision 96/664 on the promotion of linguistic diversity suggested, from its title, that it should be based on a culture-related legal base
- The decision was actually adopted on the basis of a an economic legal base
- Was the decision void?
- A legal measure’s ideal legal base should not be assessed just from its title; but also its aim
- There was a clear economic aim to the decision, with ancillary cultural benefits
- The economic legal base was correctly used
Posted in EU Law Revision Notes.
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