Meroni behind the scenes : uncovering the actors and context of a landmark judgment
European papers, 2021, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 539-551
PATRIN, Maria, Meroni behind the scenes : uncovering the actors and context of a landmark judgment, European papers, 2021, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 539-551 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/71897
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Meroni is one of the most controversial cases in EU jurisprudence, one bearing profound consequences for the evolution of the EU legal and institutional system. For over sixty years the 1958 judgement has set the conditions for power delegation in the EU. It also first formulated the well-known principle of institutional balance. It remains very topical still today, as shown by the recent ESMA case, which raised again the issue of power delegation to external agencies. This Article looks behind Meroni’s scenes, by analysing the recently released CJEU dossier de procédure. Through a “law in context” analysis, it provides innovative insights into the economic and social background of the dispute. It investigates the parties’ submissions and their arguments, showing how actors and institutions shaped the Court’s reasoning. Ultimately, the Article unveils the dynamic nature of the case, arguing that far from being a necessary outcome, the Court’s judgment was crafted step by step upon the arguments of the parties, in an unexpected legal build-up leading from judicial protection, to power-delegation up to the principle of institutional balance.
First published online: 09 July 2021
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/71897
Full-text via DOI: 10.15166/2499-8249/483
Publisher: European Papers
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