Deutsche Telekom Ag v Vick and Another; Same v Schroder; Deutsche Post Ag v Sievers and Another: ECJ 28 Mar 2000

The social purposes of the Treaty in article 119 (141 EC) overrode the economic aims of the Treaty. Accordingly the article did not preclude a requirement upon a member state which imposed obligations to satisfy that social aim, even though it migt have economic consequences which risked an adverse effect upon that member states international competitiveness.


R. Schintgen, P


Times 28-Mar-2000, Case C-50/96, C-271/97, C-270/9, C-234/96, [2000] EUECJ C-271/97, [2000] EUECJ C-234/96


Bailii, Bailii


EC Treaty Art 141

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CitedUnison, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor and Another Admn 7-Feb-2014
The claimant challenged the Regulations and Orders charging for the laying of complaints at Employment Tribunals, saying they were mistaken and discriminatory.
Held: The challenge failed. The new Order was not in breach of European Union . .
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Discrimination, European

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.79944