Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña (Spain) lodged on 20 November 2019 — Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) v BT

(Case C-843/19)

Language of the case: Spanish

Referring court

Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS)

Respondent: BT

Question referred

Does EU law preclude a provision of national law such as Article 208(1)(c) of the 2015 Ley General de la Seguridad Social (General Law on Social Security), which stipulates that, in order for anyone enrolled in the General Scheme to be able to take voluntary early retirement, the pension payable, calculated in the standard way without any minimum pension supplement, must be at least as much as the minimum pension, inasmuch as it indirectly discriminates against women enrolled in the General Scheme, since it affects a far greater number of women than men?

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