The 'Europeanisation' of the Portuguese Courts
Silesian Journal of Legal Studies, 4, 2012, pp. 73 a 88
18 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2017 Last revised: 25 Mar 2017
Date Written: 2012
This article deals with the Portuguese courts’ assimilation of the European Union (EU) legal order since the accession of Portugal in 1986.
It will review:
(i) the “European duties” entrusted to the Member States’ courts, as made explicit by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in the framework of the preliminary ruling procedure, and
(ii) the way Portuguese courts have implemented such duties during the last two decades.
It is somewhat surprising that whilst the Portuguese courts have generally accepted the duties set forth by the ECJ, the number of preliminary references such courts have made to the ECJ is still exceedingly low.
Keywords: Portugal, European Union Law, Courts
JEL Classification: K10, K30
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