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EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE Definition & Legal Meaning

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The EU supreme court. Its primary functions are (1) interpreting EU-level legislation, and (2) see that all EU branches comply with EU treaties. The Consists of 27 Judges and 8 Advocates General. Each member state appoints one Judge on legal expertise. In 1951 the Treaty of Paris established this court along with the European Coal and Steel Community.

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