Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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The nature of the EU and EU law – Exercise 7

Page: 49 Chapter: Part 1, E. IV. 7.

Suggested solution:

They might point to the duty of the national court to EU-consistent interpretation (so-called indirect effect; von Colson and Kamann). However, this will only be of use if the relevant provision leaves room for an EU-conform interpretation (i.e. an interpretation against the clear wording of the national law will not be possible). A further alternative, which, however, will not lead to national law actually being in line with EU law, is Member State liability under the Francovich line of case law.

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 6, in particular Chart 6/11]



Published: 13 August 2014