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Parliamentary questions
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15 December 2017
Question for written answer E-007794-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Pál Csáky (PPE)

 Subject:  Uncertainty in the interpretation of a Member State's legislation
 Answer in writing 

I request information from the Commission on the interpretation of a Member State’s legislation:

In accordance with the practice of the Court of Justice of the European Union, if uncertainty arises about the interpretation of a Member State’s legislation falling within the terms and scope of applying European Union law, that Member State’s legislation has to be interpreted on the basis of administrative and judicial interpretation in that Member State. What is the procedure in cases where even the Member State’s court proceedings at the last instance establish inconsistent judicial practice in interpreting a piece of legislation of a Member State?

If, on the basis of EU judicial practice, the uncertainties about the interpretation of a Member State’s legislation, subject to the application and terms of European Union law, have to be determined on the basis of the Member State’s administrative practice and interpretation by the (superior) court, can such interpretation lead to interpretation that is contrary to the letter of that Member State’s law if it reduces the rights guaranteed by the legal system of the EU?

Original language of question: HU 
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