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The Unity of Law 3: A step towards a definition and instruments that can optimize the unity of law

court_of_justice_of_the_european_unionRolf Ortlep


In my previous blog I gave a modest impetus to define the concept of ‘the unity of law’ and I have discussed a number of instruments which in any case (also) aim to optimize the unity of law. The following four instruments are distinguished: institutional reform, preliminary ruling procedure, coordination and a differentiated discursive substantiation requirement. The first instrument was discussed in my previous blog. I will now discuss the other three instruments. Continue reading