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The EU Court of Justice refuses to apply the Charter of Fundamental Rights to a purely national situation (Cruciano Siragusa / Soprintendenza Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Palermo)

CJEU clearly indicates total lack of will to effectively become EU's constitutional court (C-206/13)* In its Judgment of 6 March 2014 in case C-206/13 Siragusa, the Court of Justice of the EU has continued developing its case law on the lack of applicability / jurisdiction to interpret the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (CFREU) in purely domestic situations (which it had, amongst other instances, already indicated in Romeo). In my view, the approach adopted by the CJEU is prone to create potential situations of reverse discrimination and may end up creating multiple (and possibly conflicting) standards of protection of fundamental rights in the EU with significant constitutional implications. In the case at hand, the CJEU was presented with a question on the interpretation

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice refuses to apply the Charter of Fundamental Rights to a purely national situation (Cruciano Siragusa / Soprintendenza Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Palermo), 6 March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2014, Art. N° 64479

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