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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austria) lodged on 17 January 2018 — Verein für Konsumenteninformation v Deutsche Bahn AG

(Case C-28/18)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Oberster Gerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Verein für Konsumenteninformation

Defendant: Deutsche Bahn AG

Question referred

Must Article 9(2) of Regulation (EU) No 260/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012 establishing technical and business requirements for credit transfers and direct debits in euro and amending Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 (the SEPA Regulation) 1 be interpreted to mean that the payee is prohibited from making payment under the SEPA direct debit scheme dependent on the payer’s place of residence being in the Member State in which the payee also has his establishment (residence), if payment in a different way, for example with a credit card, is also allowed?


1 OJ 2012 L 94, p. 22.