“Member State v Member State” and other peculiarities of EU Law

24 June 2019

The European Union prides itself for being based on the rule of law. Indeed, the success and longevity of the EU as an integration project can be partly explained by, on the one hand, the willingness of Member States to abide by the obligations that stem from the Treaties and, on the other, the resilience of the EU itself in the face of non-compliance by Member States. Aberrant behaviour does not stop it from functioning.

Phedon Nicolaides

I am professor of European economic law. I teach, carry out research, publish and offer advice to public authorities and companies on the Economic and Monetary Union and EU competition law. 

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