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Opinion of the Advocate General in Case C-278/20 concerning the Spanish system of State liability for infringements of EU law


This Briefing sets out the Advocate General’s main conclusions in relation to the infringement of the principles of equivalence and effectiveness

In 2017, following the approval and entry into force in Spain of Law 39/2015, of 1 October, on the common administrative procedure for public bodies and Law 40/2015, of 1 October, on the legal rules governing the public sector, the European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the Kingdom of Spain, as a result of several complaints from individuals regarding the regulation of the financial liability of the legislating State for breaches of European Union law.

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