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European Court of Justice

The supreme court of the European Union. It was established in 1952, predating the foundation of the EU by several decades. It has jurisdiction over EU law, but not over the national laws of member states. It consists of one judge per member state, though the full court meets rarely and decisions are made generally by a panel of judges.

European Court of Justice

the EUROPEAN UNION court which is responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT which are binding upon the citizens of member states of the European Union. The European Court often interecedes to overrule judgements made by the courts of member states or modify national laws.
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Jurisprudence, in community law, is part of the national unwritten sources of law, along with the general principles of the community law and EU institutions practice, without being an European source of law, as known by the common law system, the decisions of the Luxemburg Court of Justice being compulsory only as far as the ways of interpreting the European law stipulations are concerned, without creating new laws (Tanasescu, 2008: 31-42).
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