Updated: Jan 8, 2022
Michael Efler and Others v Commission
LEGAL ACT: EUROPEAN CITIZIN'S INITIATIVE (ECI)
The Commission had received a mandate from the Council to negotiate a Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) with the US.
An ECI to get this mandate annulled was refused by the Commission claiming that under this mandate is not a legal act.
→ There needs to be a WIDE INTERPRETATION of a legal act. Therefore, an ECI can be seen as a legal act, this follows from the principle of democracy (§37).