Marleasing SA v La Commerical International de Alimentacion SA  ECR I-4315 - Case-106/89 – Article 189 EEC Treaty - (article 288 TFEU).
1) a European Directive does not have direct effect on an individual. But,
2) national court hearing a case within scope of a Directive is required to interpret its national law in the light of the wording and purpose of that directive.
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