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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Relation of Constitutional Courts / Supreme Courts to EU Courts

Darinka Piqani

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Types of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Supranational constitutional courts

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1. The relationship between constitutional courts/supreme courts exercising constitutional jurisdiction and European Union (‘EU’) courts may take different forms but the main formal avenue for cooperation is the preliminary reference procedure as laid down in Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (2007) (‘TFEU’) (constitutional courts / supreme courts, general; powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts / supreme courts; European Union, Court of Justice and General Court). However, other various ‘implicit, informal, and indirect’...
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