The Authority of EU Law

Do We Still Believe in It?

  • Wolfgang Heusel
  • Jean-Philippe Rageade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The authority of European law

  3. The impact of legislation on the authority of EU law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Karen Banks
      Pages 33-37
    3. Diana Wallis
      Pages 51-58
  4. The authority of EU law: A view from Constitutional and Supreme Courts

  5. Remaining and new obstacles to the single market rules: Does the economic crisis justify a weakening of the authority of EU law?

  6. The Economic and Monetary Union as an illustration of “the incomplete union”: The authority of EU law stuck half-way between supranational and national sovereignty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Gerolf Annemans
      Pages 221-229
    3. Bernd Kaltenhäuser
      Pages 235-238
  7. Current Threats to the rule of law in the EU: The fundaments on which the authority of EU law rests

  8. The crisis of the European project undermining the authority of EU law: The EU in search for legitimacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Katarina Barley
      Pages 347-350
    3. Jean-Luc Sauron
      Pages 371-373
    4. Nadja König, Ludger Schuknecht
      Pages 375-396

About this book


This book analyses the supposed erosion of the authority of EU law from various perspectives: legislation, jurisprudence of national supreme and constitutional courts, enforcement of Single Market rules, of EMU rules and of the rule of law. It discusses the interdependence between the perceived legitimacy of the European project and respect for the authority of EU law.


Authority of EU law Compliance and enforcement of EU law Rule of law European threats Brexit and legitimacy of the EU Enforcing EMU rules Enforcing Single Market rules EU and national consitutional courts

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Heusel
    • 1
  • Jean-Philippe Rageade
    • 2
  1. 1.Academy of European LawTrierGermany
  2. 2.Academy of European LawTrierGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking