Concept of court’s fault in state liability action for infringement of European Union law

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The article deals with the concept of the court’s fault in the action for damages against a state suffered due to infringement of European Union law. The author searches for the right position of the criterion in the system of the conditions of state liability and discusses whether European Union law establishes a uniform standard of fault, or at least the guidance on the application of the criterion that would enable uniform national judicial practices concerning state liability for the infringements attributable to the courts of last instance. The article also analyses national legal regulation and jurisprudence of several Member States such as France, Belgium and Italy, providing the definitions of different forms of fault and (or) examples of their practical implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-48
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number18 (1)
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • European Union institutional law
  • State liability
  • Köbler case

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