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08 May 2008, 13:29 by William Hillier

Labels: court-of-justice, european-court, european-union, parliament

The European Parliament is looking at ways in which national judges can improve their knowledge and application of European Union law. Few realise the extent to which European legislation drives our own domestic law, on everything from Sale of Goods to insolvency to discrimination. In a report, Diana Wallis MEP states that improvement is needed to the reference procedure where questions of EU law are referred to the European Court of Justice for determination, training on EU law for judges and (most importantly in the writer's opinion) better drafting of the legislation itself. Find the report here (pdf).

Written by William Hillier, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in European Law.

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