A Matter of (A)Political Interpretation Some Reflections on Case C-457/18 Slovenia v Croatia

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Davor Petrić


This contribution reflects on the EU law side of the story of Slovenia and Croatia’s border dispute. It discusses some of the key parts of the Advocate General’s opinion and the Court of Justice’s judgment in this case, including the issue of the scope of EU law, the status of international law in EU law, the interpretation of international law for the purposes of EU law adjudication, and the rule of law dimensions of the border dispute between the two neighbouring Member States. It also offers some general remarks on the nature of legal scholarship that can be read as a response to some of the academic commentary of this case.

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Davor Petrić, Department of European Public Law, University of Zagreb

PhD Candidate