Talking Now? Preliminary Rulings in and from the New Member States
College of Europe; University of Oxford - Institute of European and Comparative Law
December 1, 2014
21 (4) Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 781 (2014)
This short contribution reflects on the first decade of the preliminary rulings procedure in the new Member States. It looks at three layers in turn. First, the (crude) statistics are reproduced. Second, several notes are attached to the numbers, assessing more closely what lies within and beneath them. Third, the deeper, structural level is briefly touched upon, by zooming in on one question: are there any specific elements or characteristics that the new Member States have brought into the preliminary ruling procedure?
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Preliminary rulings; new EU Member States; Court of Justice; statistics; motives for submitting a request for a preliminary ruling; judicial hierarchy
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