April 22, 2008
We need to arrive at a better definition of the ECJ. It beggars belief that since the TEC back in 1957 until now (Art 19 TEU Lisbon), we have granted the following limited range of action to the ECJ: “It shall ensure that in the interpretation and application of the Treaties the law is observed.”. We have omitted to say that the ECJ can and must also interpret and apply all EU legislative production: Regulations, Directives, Decisions, etc.
26.- It is necessary, as the “Penelope Project” of the European Commission in 2004 highlighted, that the ECJ must also be empowered to check the compatibility of all international agreements of the EU with other countries against formerly the Draft Constitution and now TEU&TFEU in its Lisbon version.Author : EMI