Swedish courts not referring enough cases to European court, Commission says Jeannie Shawl at 11:02 AM ET
[JURIST] The European Commission is threatening to censure Sweden for failing to refer enough cases to the European Court of Justice. The Commission says that Sweden is breaking its EU treaty obligations by referring only three cases to the ECJ since 2001. Under the EU treaty, a court from which there is no right of appeal is obliged to refer questions involving the interpretation of EU law to the ECJ. The Commission has sent the Swedish government a final warning letter giving Sweden two months to explain how it will encourage ECJ referrals. The Lawyer has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.