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National Identity in EU Law

Elke Cloots


This book presents a principled and coherent scheme for national identity adjudication by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The Court of Justice has lately been faced with an increasing number of claims based on national identity. With growing frequency, Member States invoke their national identity in an attempt to justify a derogation from a requirement imposed on them by a Treaty article or EU legislation, or to legitimize a particular national reading of such an EU norm. It may be feared, however, that the Court has not yet come to terms with how to handle such issues. This volume ... More

Keywords: national identity, EU law, balancing, categorization, rules, standards, federalism, constitutional rights, language rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733768
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733768.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elke Cloots, author
Senior Affiliated Researcher, Institute for European Law of the University of Leuven