jeudi 20 août 2009

2008 Annual Report on Competition policy

European Commission published 2008 Annual report on Competition policy ( See in particular p. 27: "The Euroepan Competition Network and National Courts".

mardi 18 août 2009

BVerfGE on ToL

On 30 June 2009 Bundesverfassungsgericht (German Federal Constitutional Court) delivered a judgment on the conformity of the Act approving the Treaty of Lisbon with the German Constitution. The Act Extending and Strengthening the Rights of the Bundestag and the Bundesrat in European Union Matters was held unconstitutional insofar as the Bundestag and the Bundesrat have not been accorded sufficient participatory rights in the European lawmaking procedures and treaty amendment procedures (2 BvE 2/08, 2 BvE 5/08, 2 BvR 1010/08, 2 BvR 1022/08, 2 BvR 1259/08 et 2 BvR 182/09). 

For German version see: For English version see: 

See also press release in German ( and English (


The newest developments on European caselaw of national courts can be found in the R E F L E T S published by the ECJ and available on-line:

Courts and legal procedures in the EU MSs

The ECJ published a guide with an overview of courts and legal procedures in all EU Member States: "Les Juridictions des États membres de l’Union européenne. STRUCTURE ET ORGANISATION" (

lundi 17 août 2009

Call for CaseLawPedia Contributors

A new wiki website ( calls for contributors to present European judgments of national courts.

CaseLawPedia is a project whose aim is to provide access to European case law of national courts. It will try to overcome the limitations of financial and human resources necessary to create any kind of central database of case law of national courts in the EU by using wiki and drawing on legal expertise of private individuals.

The focus of this database is the European case law of national courts, e.g. cases in which national court apply or interpret European law (or national law which implements European law), or cases which implement preliminary rulings by ECJ. It is meant for practising lawyers, researchers, law students, in fact anyone with interest in law. It is designed as collaborative, open content database where users are at the same time contributors.

The call is directed to practising lawyers, researchers, law students, in fact anyone with interest in law. You can contribute anonymously or you can indicate your name and professional affiliation.

All types of contributions are welcome. Ideally a judgment presentation should cover the following elements:
  • Text of judgment in the original language
  • Translation into a foreign language (e.g. EN, FR, GE)
  • Summary in a foreign language (e.g. EN, FR, GE)
  • References to foreign judgments (foreign law)
  • Analysis
The contributors should not feel restricted to their own jurisdiction. On the contrary, presenting judgments from other jurisdictions and looking at them through the eyes of an outsider might be equally valuable.

For details see: