14.10.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 249/2


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Krajský sud v Prešove (Slovakia) lodged on 7 July 2006 — František Kovaľský v Mesto Prešov and Dopravný podnik Mesta Prešov as

(Case C-302/06)

(2006/C 249/04)

Language of the case: Slovak

Referring court

Krajský sud v Prešove (Slovakia)

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: František Kovaľský

Defendants: Mesto Prešov and Dopravný podnik Mesta Prešov as

Questions referred

1.

Must the second paragraph of Article 1 of the Protocol to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, in connection with the possibility for States to enact laws to control the use of property, be interpreted as meaning that those laws must satisfy the condition of being in accordance not only with the general interest but also with the general principles of international law?

2.

Does Article 1 of the Protocol to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms protect the property of natural and legal persons without regard to the value of the property?

3.

How may the general principles of international law be defined and specified for the purposes of the application of Article 1 of the Protocol to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms?