The Reception of European Community Law in Spain
Hanse Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 18-21, 2005
4 Pages Posted: 4 May 2005
This article aims to provide an overview of the relationship between Spanish law and European Community (EC) law, as transpires through the Spanish case-law, by examining the legal impact of EC law in the Spanish Constitutional legal order. Since its accession to the European Community in 1986, Spain has progressively adapted to the Community's acquis. In the application of EC law by Spanish judicial bodies, and more specifically, by the superior courts, it is important to consider the relationship between EC law and national law. We shall see and analyze major structuring principles of the relationship between Community law and national law, as well as certain legal problems arising in Spain as a result of its EC membership in 1986.
Keywords: EC law, Spanish constitution, Spanish constitutional court, fundamental human rights
JEL Classification: K40, K10
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