Rediscovering the Public/Private Divide in EU Private Law

Olha O. Cherednychenko*

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This article explores the role of the public/private divide within EU private law. It shows that although EU private law cuts across the boundaries of public and private law, the conceptual distinction between these well-established categories does matter within it and may lead to better law-making in the EU more generally. The legal grammar of a particular EU harmonisation measure - which can be more "public" or "private" - may have important implications for the position of private parties at national level, for the CJEU's likely activism in this context, and ultimately for the measure's ability to realise its policy goals. Therefore, instead of ignoring the existing differences between public and private law, EU law should explicitly adopt the public/private law language in its discourse, without, however, introducing any sharp divide between these two areas.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)27-47
Aantal pagina's21
TijdschriftEuropean Law Journal
Volume26
Nummer van het tijdschrift1-2
Vroegere onlinedatum18-dec-2019
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2020

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