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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Iași (Romania) lodged on 11 December 2019 — BX v Unitatea administrativ-teritorială D.

(Case C-909/19)

Language of the case: Romanian

Referring court

Curtea de Apel Iași

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: BX

Respondent: Unitatea administrativ-teritorială D.

Questions referred

Is Article 2(1) of Directive 2003/88/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time 1 to be interpreted as meaning that the period of time during which a worker attends mandatory vocational training courses after completing his or her normal hours of work, at the premises of the training services provider, away from his or her place of work, and without performing any of his or her service duties, constitutes ‘working time’?

In the event that the first question is answered in the negative, are Article 31(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 2(2), Article 3, Article 5 and Article 6 of Directive 2003/88/EC to be interpreted as precluding national legislation which, while establishing the need for employees to undertake vocational training, does not oblige employers to observe workers’ rest periods in so far as concerns the time during which training courses are to be attended?


1 Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (OJ 2003 L 299, p. 9).