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L’attesa sentenza “Taricco bis”: brevi riflessioni


Abstract: The purpose of this work is to analyze the decision of the Court of Justice in M.A.S. judgment (Court of Justice, judgment of 5 December 2017, case C-42/17, M.A.S. and M.B. [GC]), after the reference for preliminary ruling of the Italian Constitutional Court, concerning the connection between the internal principle of...

Il seguito del caso Taricco: l’Avvocato generale Bot non apre al dialogo tra Corti


Abstract: The reference of the Constitutional Court for a preliminary ruling under Art. 267 TFEU in the follow-up of the Taricco case (Court of Justice, judgment of 8 September 2015, case C-105/14, Taricco et al. [GS]) should not be read as a bold challenge to the Court of Justice’s ruling, but as an opportunity for a real dialogue...

Protecting the Jewel in the Crown: The Ognyanov Case and the Preliminary Reference Procedure


Abstract: In Ognyanov (judgment of 5 July 2016, case C-614/14), the Court of Justice held that Bulgarian courts have to set aside a national rule aimed at protecting fundamental rights of the parties that has the effect of automatically disqualifying a court that refers questions for a preliminary ruling along with the factual and legal...

Dinamarca contraataca: el caso Ajos, un nuevo desafío para el diálogo judicial


Abstract: On 6 December 2016, the Supreme Court of Denmark delivered its judgment in the Ajos case (no. 15/2014, DI acting for Ajos A/S v. The estate left by A.). The Danish Court surprisingly disregarded the guidelines provided by the Court of Justice in its preliminary ruling of April 19, 2016. With its decision, the Supreme...

Ancora sulla portata e gli effetti dell’art. 267 TFUE. In margine al caso Puligienica


Abstract: In its judgment of 5 April 2016, in Puligienica, the CJEU extended to the relationship between the chambers and the plenary session of the supreme administrative court of a Member State its previous case-law on the national courts’ discretion to request a preliminary ruling notwithstanding, under national legislation, they are...

Nouveaux enseignements jurisprudentiels sur la notion de juridiction en droit de l'Union européenne


Abstract: In a recent ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union has taken the opportunity to clarify what is to be understood as being a “jurisdiction” according to EU law. More specifically, this case was the occasion for the Court to determine whether or not a national referring body whose jurisdiction was considered as an alternative one...

La banalisation de la remise en question de l’autorité de la chose jugée d’une décision juridictionnelle nationale en matière d’aides d’État


Keywords: State aid – res judicata – procedural autonomy – equivalence – effectiveness – legal certainty – final administrative act.

Dans l’affaire Klausner Holz sur renvoi du tribunal régional de Münster en Allemagne,[1] un prestataire avait obtenu en justice le maintien des effets...

La sentenza della Corte di giustizia nel caso Orizzonte Salute e il sistema italiano di contributi unificati cumulativi nei ricorsi in materia di appalti pubblici: ogni persona, che possa permetterselo, ha diritto di accesso alla giustizia?


Abstract: This Insight focuses on the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Orizzonte Salute (case C-61/14). The Court was asked to clarify whether EU Law – more particularly Art. 1 of Directive 89/665/EEC of the Council on the coordination of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of...

Solange III? The German Federal Constitutional Court Strikes Again


Keywords: Constitutional Court of Germany – European arrest warrant – fundamental rights – conviction in absentia.

If there is a national court which is famous for its prominence in the European Union (EU) arena that is, undoubtedly, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, the Bundesverfassungsgericht...