Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) lodged on 11 July 2019 — SR v Subdelegación del Gobierno en Ciudad Real

(Case C-534/19)

Language of the case: Spanish

Referring court

Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Castilla-La Mancha

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: SR

Defendant: Subdelegación del Gobierno en Ciudad Real

Question referred

Is an interpretation such as that set out in judgments of the Spanish Supreme Court No 191/2019 of 19 February 2019, appeal in cassation 5607/2017 (ECLI:ES:TS:2019:580), and No 257/2019 of 27 February 2019, appeal in cassation 5809/2017 (ECLI:ES:TS:2019:663), according to which, through an interpretation of Directive 2001/40/EC, 1 it is possible to come to the conclusion that any third-country national holding a long-term residence permit who has committed an offence punishable by a sentence of at least one year in duration can and should be ‘automatically’ removed, that is to say, [without] needing to give any consideration to his personal, family, social or employment circumstances, compatible with Article 12 of Council [Directive] 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents, 2 and with — inter alia — the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 7 December 2017 (Case C-636/16 3 ) and of 8 December 2011 (Case C-371/08 4 )?


1 Council Directive 2001/40/EC of 28 May 2001 on the mutual recognition of decisions on the expulsion of third country nationals (OJ 2001 L 149, p. 34).

2 OJ 2004 L 16, p. 44.

3 Judgment of 7 December 2017, López Pastuzano (C-636/16, EU:C:2017:949).

4 Judgment of 8 December 2011, Ziebell (C-371/08, EU:C:2011:809).