The report was approved with the support of 30 members of the European Parliament and 9 votes against.
“The principle of primacy is a cornerstone of the EU legal system and is fundamental to the functioning of the EU. Although not explicitly stated in the Treaties, it has developed through the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU),” say the report’s authors.
They therefore recommended enshrining this principle in EU treaties “in order to mitigate potential conflicts” and expressed their regret that this was not the case in the Lisbon Treaty.
According to the rapporteur of the Legal Affairs Committee, Jana Tom (Renew, Estonia), “the principle of primacy of EU law ensures that EU law has the same effect throughout Europe.”
The theory of the primacy of EU law over national law has been debated and debated in the European Union for a long time. Case law in several EU countries indicates the superiority of the national constitutional system over the EU system. Such rulings were issued, among others: in Poland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain and Lithuania.
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