The European Union is a union governed by the rule of law. Not only has it undergone significant enlargement since the signing of the Rome Treaties, but it has evolved materially since that time.
The 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties is an appropriate occasion to highlight the importance of the constantly unfolding dialogue between the Court of Justice of the European Union and the national courts, a dialogue that pays due respect to their particular legal cultures and legal systems and the languages in which they operate.
In that spirit, the Court of Justice of the European Union takes great pleasure in welcoming to Luxembourg the Presidents of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of the Member States in order to strengthen the network of judicial cooperation, a clear sign of the emergence of a true European legal area.
The Court of Justice would like to draws attention to the essential role played by the network of EU justice, composed of the national courts and the Court of Justice, in developing and upholding the fundamental rights and the values of democracy and the rule of law on which the European Union is based.
The Court of Justice of the European Union, in close cooperation with the national courts, will continue to fulfill the duty entrusted to it by the Treaties of ensuring respect for the law by all and for all, thereby safeguarding the values common to the citizens of the European Union and the Member States.