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The EU Court of Justice fines a pharmaceutical firm for participating in a cartel regarding the production and the manufacturing of quinine and quinidine (Chemiefarma)

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT 15 JULY 1970 [1] ACF Chemiefarma NV v Commission of the European Communities Case 41/69* The provisional character conferred by Article 9 (3) of Regulation No 17 on steps taken by national authorities in connexion with the implementation of Article 85 ofthe EEC Treaty cannot call in question the Commission's exercise to the full of its powers within the framework of the Common Market. 2. In order to ensure legal certainty any limitation periods must be fixed in advance; the Community legislature alone is competent to fix their duration and the detailed rules for their application. 3. If, after the mandatory consultation with the European Parliament on a draft regulation submitted by the Commission, the Council modifies the wording of the draft, it is not

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