205/2018 : 19 December 2018 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-219/17

Berlusconi and Fininvest Freedom of establishment The Court of Justice alone has jurisdiction to determine whether the legality of the ECB’s decision opposing the acquisition by Fininvest and Mr Berlusconi of a qualifying holding in Banca Mediolanum is affected by any defects vitiating the preparatory acts by the Banca d’Italia Powered by WPeMatico

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