What Purpose Does Article 16 of the Charter Serve?
General Principles of EU Law and European Private Law"(Ed. Bernitz, Groussot and Schulyok, (Wolters Kluwer, 2013) 281-300
44 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2015 Last revised: 30 Jun 2019
Date Written: 2013
This article examines the history, purpose and meaning of Article 16 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, which concerns the freedom to conduct a business. The roots of this provision in the Constitutions of some Member States of the EU are briefly considered. The article concentrates on the case law of the European Court of Justice on this provision, including such important recent cases as Scarlet Extended and Alemo-Herron.
Keywords: fundamental rights; EU law; companies; freedom of enterprise
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