POSTS BY Tim Eicke

The EU Commission’s “contempt” of national courts?

On 11 September 2014, the European Court of Justice heard a case officially categorised as a competition law matter: Case C-170/13 Huawei Technologies. However, the issue before the Court is much more fundamental; it raises deep constitutional questions concerning the inter-relationship between the national courts and the European Commission – and in particular the asserted ability of the Commission to restrict certain classes of applicants from having access to national courts (and/or penalise their exercise of that right).

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The EU Commission’s “contempt” of national courts?

On 11 September 2014, the European Court of Justice heard a case officially categorised as a competition law matter: Case C-170/13 Huawei Technologies. However, the issue before the Court is much more fundamental; it raises deep constitutional questions concerning the inter-relationship between the national courts and the European Commission – and in particular the asserted ability of the Commission to restrict certain classes of applicants from having access to national courts (and/or penalise their exercise of that right).

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