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A Political Bellwether? The European Commission’s Interaction with the Court of Justice of the European Union under the Preliminary Ruling Procedure


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Title: A Political Bellwether? The European Commission’s Interaction with the Court of Justice of the European Union under the Preliminary Ruling Procedure
Authors: Gustafsson, Maj
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2014
Degree: Master theses
Series/Report no.: EURP MA
73
Keywords: Article 267 TFEU
Preliminary Ruling Procedure
European Court of Justice
European integration
European Commission
judicial politics, separation of powers
EU migration policy
Abstract: Recent quantitative research has shown a sizable impact of the European Commission’s written observations on the preliminary rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. In explaining the high success rate of the Commission, scholars have referred to an old assumption according to which the Court uses the Commission as a ‘political bellwether’ to determine how farMember States may be pushed towards enhanced legal integration in any given case. The present study assesses the validity ... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/37783
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