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The Effect of EU Law on the Italian Courts

Giuseppe Tesauro

in Continuity and Change in EU Law

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199219032
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219032.003.0025
 The Effect of EU Law on the Italian Courts

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This chapter examines the impact of EU law on the Italian legal system. Topics discussed include the relationship between Community law and domestic law, and substantive and procedural law. It is argued that dialogue with the ordinary judge, who usually interprets and applies Community law, is enriched by the preliminary ruling mechanism, which builds on the synergy between the Community judge and the national judge to create the very richness of the Community legal system and the fundamental reason for its success.

Keywords: Community law; domestic law; EU; Italy; legal system

Chapter.  6499 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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