Richard Macrory's legal commentary: National courts and their duties under EU law

Although the Court of Justice of the EU is the final authority on the meaning, national courts have more powers in how they handle cases involving EU law than has been assumed

Richard MacroryThe relationship between national courts and the Court of Justice of the EU does not follow conventional lines and has long been full of subtleties. Under the European treaty, the Court of Justice is the final authority of the meaning of EU law. In carrying out this function, it has gone well beyond the interpretation of legislation and developed new legal principles to ensure EU law is applied effectively.

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