Costa V ENEL [1964]

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Concerning: Supremacy of EU law


This case concerned a conflict between several Treaty provisions and an Italian statute which nationalised the electricity company in Italy.

Legal Principle

The CJEU said: 'By creating a Community of unlimited duration, having its own institutions, its own personality, its own legal capacity and capacity of representation on the international plane and, real powers stemming from a limitation of sovereignty…


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