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The Legal Effects of Eu Directive Through its Interpretation

Ivan Nikčević
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  • Singidunum University, Department of Informati cs and Computing 32 Danijelova Street, Belgrade, Serbia
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/ Jovana Parlić
  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law 67 Kralja Aleksandra Boulevard, Belgrade, Serbia
Published Online: 2013-10-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.5937/sjas1301011n

Abstract

Based on the interpretation of the European Court of Justice regarding the Treaty provisions, the EU Directive creates only a vertical direct effect. However, through judicial interpretation, the Directive achieves diverse and far-reaching effects. Interpretation of national laws by Member State’s courts, in accordance with the purpose and wording of the directive, can directly affect private individuals and lead to horizontal direct effect. The European Court of Justice’s interpretation of the case based on non- implementation of the directive has created one of the general principles of Community law, in order to mitigate disadvantages and limitations of the doctrine of horizontal direct effect. The interpretation of the directive is gradually expanding the scope of its effects.

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Na osnovu tumacenja Evropskog suda pravde u vezi sa odredbama sporazuma, direktiva Evropske Unije ima samo vertikalno direktno dejstvo. Međutim, kroz tumacenje suda, Direktiva dostiže razlicita i dalekosežna dejstva. Tumacenje državnih zakona od strane sudova zemlje clanice, a koji su u skladu sa svrhom i formulacijom direktive, može direktno da utice na pojedince i dovede do horizontalnog direktnog dejstva. Tumacenje slucaja od strane Evropskog suda pravde, a koji se zasniva na neprimenjivanju direktive, stvorilo je jedno od opštih principa Komunitarnog prava kako bi se ublažili nedostaci i ogranicenja doktrine horizontalnog direktnog dejstva. Tumacenje direktive postepeno utice na širenje obima njenog dejstva.

Keywords: effects of directives; interpretation; horizontal direct effect

Ključne reči: dejstva direktiva; tumacenje; horizontalno direktno dejstvo

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Published Online: 2013-10-12

Published in Print: 2013-04-01


Citation Information: Singidunum Journal of Applied Sciences, ISSN (Online) 2217-8783 , DOI: https://doi.org/10.5937/sjas1301011n. Export Citation

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