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Case Law C- 47/08 (24/05/2011)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 05/24/2011

Subject: The Court affirmed that the activities of notaries as currently defined in Belgium are not connected with the exercise official authority within the meaning of Article 45 of the EC Treaty, even if they pursue objectives in the public interest. Consequently, the nationality condition required by the legislation of Belgium for access to the profession of notary constitutes discrimination on grounds of nationality prohibited by the EC Treaty.

Parties: Commissione europea c/ Belgio

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 15 Right to work - Right of establishment - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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