Eligibility to vote in the referendum to remain or leave the European Union

The request was refused by Court of Justice of the European Union.

Lydia Mary Biggie

Dear European Court of Justice,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

I am not sure whether I am using the right form but this is my case and I would like to know whether the Court would consider taking it up:

Dear Sirs

I am a British Citizen and do not hold any other citizenship although I am a resident in Spain and have been for nearly all my adult life. I was married to a Spaniard whom I divorced in circa 2000 and my two children were born in Seville. My daughter was tragically killed in a car crash whilst I was living with her near Chichester. My son lives in Seville. He is a Spanish national and is married to a Spaniard. My grandchildren aged 6 and 3 were both born in Spain.

I was denied the chance to vote to stay in the European Union which I feel is totally unfair. Unless I am granted EU citizenship, I will have no choice but to give up my British passport and adopt Spanish nationality.

I would be very interested to know whether you consider this to be a valid case to be heard.

Yours faithfully

Lydia Biggie

Lydia Mary Biggie

Dear European Court of Justice,

I would appreciate a response to my original request for my situation as a UK citizen living in Spain and not being allowed to vote to be addressed.

Yours faithfully,

Lydia Mary Biggie

Andersson Astrid,

Dear Ms Biggie,

Thank you for your e-mail which was recently received by the Press and Information Unit of the Court of Justice.

We note the concerns raised in your email. The terms of the European Union Referendum Act 2015 and the result of the vote in the UK referendum are the sole competence of the UK, its government and its courts. The Court of Justice has no jurisdiction to hear matters raised in respect of that Act of the UK Parliament or the democratic decision of the UK's referendum.

The task of the Court of Justice is to ensure the respect and uniform interpretation of EU law - that is to say the treaties establishing the European Union and the legislation adopted under those treaties. Its jurisdiction is strictly defined in the treaties and the Court can only accept cases which fall within the specific types of cases permitted by those provisions.

The Court of Justice, the highest of the EU Courts, cannot accept any cases brought directly by an individual. The Court's cases are confined to interinstitutional cases, infringement cases brought by the Commission or by a Member State against a Member State, appeals against decisions of the General Court, and references for a preliminary ruling from national courts.

More information on the jurisdiction of the Court can be found on the website at http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_702....

I hope this information is of some use.

Yours sincerely,

Astrid Andersson
Press and Information Unit
Court of Justice of the European Union
Tel: +352 4303 3763
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From: Registry ECJ
Sent: 27 April 2017 08:30:36 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
To: Presseinfo-EN
Subject: FW: Internal review of access to documents request - Eligibility to vote in the referendum to remain or leave the European Union

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