V1.230A Supremacy of EU law

The question of the supremacy or primacy of EU law over national law was first considered by the ECJ in 19641. In that case, it was argued that Italian legislation passed after the date of entry into force of the EEC Treaty should take precedence. In its decision, the ECJ said—

“The integration into the laws of each Member State of provisions which derive from the Community, and more generally the terms and spirit of the Treaty, make it impossible for the states, as a corollary, to accord precedent to a unilateral and subsequent measure over

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