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Kilian Klinger

About Kilian Klinger

Kilian is currently working as a PhD candidate at Utrecht University School of Law. His PhD research focuses on private regulation at EU level from a constitutional point of view and investigates, in particular, as to how challenges arising from traditional Rule of Law aspirations can be best addressed in private regulatory setups.

How Failing Aggregates Brought About a Landmark Decision of the CJEU

by Kilian Klinger & Linda Senden

Copyright: Tablexxnx

The Court’s recent ruling in the Elliott case can be seen as a landmark decision as it was the first time the Court had to decide upon the normative value of European harmonised technical standards (HTSs). This took its starting point in the mere question brought before the Court, whether or not such acts, adopted by private European standardisation bodies (ESBs), are subject to the Court’s jurisdiction to give a preliminary ruling on their interpretation pursuant to Art. 267 TFEU. Before substantiating on the central argumentative underpinnings of the Court’s judgment, let us first briefly summarize the facts of the case. Continue reading