Part I of this Article considers the role played by the preliminary ruling procedure in the context of the Community legal system as a whole. Part II discusses the types of questions that may be appropriately referred to the Court for preliminary ruling. Part III examines the various tribunals and courts that may make a reference to the Court of Justice. Part IV analyzes the tension in the relationship between the Court and the national courts of the Member States. Finally, Part V considers the legal effects of preliminary rulings.
Manfred A. Dauses,
Practical Considerations Regarding the Preliminary Ruling Procedure Under Article 177 of the EEC Treaty,
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