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Title: EU integration and the Belgian Constitution - the role of the Constitutional Court
Authors: Verrijdt, Willem
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2013
Conference: Member States' Constitutions and EU integration location:Vienna date:13-14 June 2013
Abstract: The Belgian Constitution is quite silent about EU integration. Its article 34, however, can be seen as the constitutional foundation of EU membership. The Belgian Constitutional Court plays an active role in EU integration: it has developed two techniques for indirectly reviewing whether formal legislation respects primary and secondary EU law, it accepts obligations based on EU law as a justification for a distinction between two categories and it takes into account the procedural limits set out by the ECJ in order to maintain EU law's full effect and uniform application.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Institute for Constitutional Law

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