The Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) rejected the constitutional complaint (Verfassungsbeschwerde) filed against the judgment of the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) of 23 April 1998, 3 C 15/97 – Alcan. It held that this judgment and the CJEU’s underlying preliminary ruling of 20 March 1997, C-24/95, which gave EU law precedence over national procedural rules and safeguards (concerning time limits for the withdrawal of illegal administrative acts, the protection of legitimate expectations, the principle of good faith and/or the loss of the enrichment), were constitutionally unobjectionable. Background & facts of the case The Complainant challenged a judgment of the Federal Administrative Court of 23 April 1998, 3 C 15/97 – Alcan, which
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