By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s highest court issued an opinion on Thursday in its first case heard in the Irish language, nearly 50 years after Ireland joined the bloc, in a case involving an Irish man who you wanted to see two language tagging on your dog’s medicine. The Court of Justice of the European Union can hear cases in any of the 24 official languages of the block. English and Irish are the official languages of Ireland, but there have been no cases in Irish since it joined the EU in 1973. The case centered on a complaint by an Irish-language activist that the Irish government had not implemented current EU regulations requiring veterinary drugs sold in Ireland to be labeled in both Irish and English. Ireland’s High Court ruled that the Irish state had breached EU regulations, but given that from 2022 new EU rules would mean that Ireland would no longer have to use both languages in such labeling, it asked the Luxembourg court if it was worth ordering the use of both. languages for a few months. Michal Bobek, general counsel for the Court of Justice, said Thursday that the upcoming rule change did not stop the man, Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha, from filing his claim. The judges of the Court of Justice will rule later. They follow the opinions of the attorneys general in most cases, but are not required to do so. “My client is very satisfied to be one of the parties in the first case before the Court of Justice with Irish as the language of the proceedings,” Sean O Cearbhaill, the plaintiff’s lawyer, told Reuters. The EU court said in its opinion Thursday that it was up to the Irish court to decide whether to grant the applicant’s request to see the labeling in two languages.
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