The master thesis "Preliminary question and stay of administrative procedure" deals with two procedural institutions of the administrative procedure, namely the preliminary question and the stay of the procedure.
The master thesis places the institute of the preliminary question and the institute of stay of the procedure in the general administrative procedure. First, it describes the procedure at the first instance, defines the institute of the preliminary question, and explains the procedure and the consequences regarding the preliminary question (when it is dealt with by the administrative body itself, when it is dealt with by the competent authority and when the authority conducting the administrative procedure is responsible for its handling). It also addresses the problem of resolving administrative matters within a reasonable time from the point of view of the stay of the procedure. It further describes the stay of the procedure, the reasons and the consequences of the stay of the procedure and the legal remedies against the order of stay. This is followed by a brief description of the procedure at the second stage, as well as an explanation when a preliminary question may arise in this procedure and when this procedure can be stay. The same goes for the extraordinary legal remedies. Furthermore, the regulation of these two institutes in the context of administrative dispute and the regulation of the preliminary question before the Court of Justice of the European Union are presented.
In this context, the master thesis presents the procedural complications that the institutes of the preliminary question and the stay of the procedure bring.