Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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Two important subfields of social law – Exercise 2

Page: 104 Chapter: Part 3, B. III. 2.

Suggested solution:

In the context of social law, the question is whether the age limits in this case are acceptable under EU law (regarding the residence requirement, see the exercises on the free movement of persons and services). However, the directive that prohibits age discrimination, namely Directive 2000/78/EC, does not cover access to services. At present, there is no other secondary EU law that could apply in this context but there might be such law in the future, if the Commission proposal from 2008 is adopted. Although some progress has recently been made, further political discussions are needed before the required unanimity can be reached in the Council.

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 10, in particular Chart 10/8]



Published: 13 July 2020