Koua Poirrez v Caisse d’allocations familiales de la Seine-Saint-Denis: ECJ 16 Dec 1992

ECJ (Judgment) Articles 7 and 48(2) of the Treaty and the regulations adopted to implement those provisions are applicable only in situations which come within a field to which Community law applies, in this case that of freedom of movement for workers, and therefore cannot be applied to situations all the elements of which are purely internal to a single Member State. For that reason a member of the family of a worker who is a national of a Member State cannot rely on Community law in order to claim one of the social security advantages granted to migrant workers and members of their families, when the worker of whose family he is a member has never exercised the right to freedom of movement within the Community.


[1992] ECR I-6685, [1992] EUECJ C-206/91




Updated: 01 June 2022; Ref: scu.160757