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Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland: A Comparative Perspective

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This chapter exploits the results that emerged from a parallel empirical-study on the Netherlands and the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It focuses predominantly on the process of comparing the empirical evidence without touching closely upon the potential reasons for the situation in the respective countries. Therefore, the chapter focuses on the general findings concerning knowledge of, experience with, and attitudes towards European Union (EU) law. The assessment of general knowledge of EU law among civil judges in Germany and the Netherlands elicited straightforward results. Similarly to their Polish counterparts, the German and Dutch judges admitted that their knowledge of EU law is considerably weaker than of national law. From the survey data, it can be concluded that even though differences exist between the respective Member States, in general the national civil judges deal sporadically with EU law in their daily practice.

Keywords: civil courts; civil judges; European Union (EU) law; Germany; Netherlands; North Rhine-Westphalia; Poland



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