Sieps är en statlig myndighet som tar fram forskningsbaserade analyser i europapolitiska frågor. Målgruppen är i första hand svenska beslutsfattare på olika nivåer. Arbetet sker i samarbete med svenska och internationella forskare.
Preliminary rulings by the European Court of Justice - Swedish courts' attitude and practice (2010:2)
The Swedish courts are now in a legal system covering the whole of Europe and their practices. In the case of a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice, this is central to the EU's impact in Sweden. Over time it has also become more common that Swedish courts requests preliminary rulings, but statistics show that courts are still cautious.
In the SIEPS report "Preliminary rulings by the European Court of Justice - Swedish courts' attitude and practice" Ulf Bernitz, Professor of European Law, shows that the Swedish courts are overly cautious when it comes to referring a case to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling. Bernitz means that it may be a disadvantage to the legal security of the parties in cases involving EU law.
The report is in Swedish, but contains a summary in English.
The report is part of the research project The Swedish Administrative Model and the EU.