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Supremacy Scorned? A high-level podcast on the supremacy of EU law after three ultra-vires judgments

Is EU law still supreme? Most national high courts have formulated some limits on the absolute supremacy claimed by EU law.

Only three courts so far have actually declared an EU act to be ultra vires, openly denying supremacy: the Czech Constitutional Court in Landtova, the Danish Supreme Court in Ajos, and last and perhaps most spectacularly, the German Constitutional Court in its recent Weiβ judgment on the Public Sector Puchase Programme (PSPP). In this podcast, organised by NVER, the Dutch association of EU law, three eminent experts on these judgments take us through what we should, and perhaps also should not learn from these judgments, and what they mean for the supremacy of EU law more generally, also looking ahead at the challenges still to come.

This podcast is an interactive interview with Martin Nettesheim, professor of Public law, European Law and Public International law at Tübingen, Ruth Nielsen, professor of EU law at the Copenhagen Business School, and Jan Komárek, professor of EU law at the University of Copenhagen. The discussion is led by Dr Armin Cuyvers, associate professor of EU law at the Europa Instituut of Leiden University and member of the NVER Board, and Frederik Behre, PhD researcher at the Europa Institute of Leiden University.

The podcast is available via this link.

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