The Past and Future of EU Law

The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty

Edited by: Loïc Azoulai, Miguel Poiares Maduro

In a new light, this book revisits some of the classic cases which constitute the foundations of the EU legal order, and it is timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rome Treaty establishing a European Economic Community. Its broader purpose, however, is to discuss - from a variety of different perspectives - the future of the EU legal order by examining the most important judgments of the European Court of Justice, which established the foundations of the EU legal order. The viewpoints in the collection come from a distinguished line-up of contributors, such as former and current members of the Court (the view from within), scholars from other disciplines or lawyers from other legal orders (the view from outside), and two different generations of EU legal scholars (the classics revisit the classics and a view from the future). Each of these groups will provide a different perspective on the same set of selected judgments. Questions are posed and answered, such as: What would EU law have been without this judgment of the Court? What factors might have influenced it? Did the judgment create expectations which were not fully fulfilled? The result is a profound, wide-ranging, and fresh examination of founding cases of EU law.

532 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841137124