Judgment of the Court of 4 May 1999.

Sema Sürül v Bundesanstalt für Arbeit.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Sozialgericht Aachen - Germany.

EEC-Turkey Association Agreement - Decision of the Association Council - Social Security - Principle of non-discrimination on grounds of nationality - Direct effect - Turkish national authorised to reside in a Member State - Entitlement to family allowances under the same conditions as nationals of that State.

Case C-262/96.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1999:228
04/05/1999 Sürül
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1999:228
04/05/1999 Sürül
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1998:55
12/02/1998 Sürül
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Opinion (C-262/96)
12/02/1998 Sürül
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Reports of Cases

1999 I-02685

Subject-matter

Preliminary ruling ─ Sozialgericht Aachen ─ Interpretation of Decision 3/80 of the EEC/Turkey Association Council ─ Direct effect of Article 3 ─ Benefits for dependent children ─ Conditions qualifying the nature of the parents' residence authorization ─ Applicability to Turkish nationals ─ Articles 1(b) and 2 ─ Definition of "worker" ─ Turkish national not engaged in gainful employment but affiliated to the old-age pension scheme by virtue of bringing up a child ─ Definition of "member of a worker's family" ─ Wife of a Turkish national who is resident in Germany as a student and engaged in "occasional" employment

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.04 Effects. Scope and limits
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.05 The various agreements concluded by the Community
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.05 The various agreements concluded by the Community
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
      B-19.04.03 Effects of a preliminary ruling
        B-19.04.03.01 Effects of judgments providing an interpretation


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion 1

Opinion 2



Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/07/1996

Date of the Opinion

  • 12/02/1998

  • 17/12/1998

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

04/05/1999


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 269 from 14.09.1996, p.19

Judgment: OJ C 204 from 17.07.1999, p.12

Name of the parties

Sürül

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Smeets, Mark: Turken in Duitsland behouden recht op binderbijslag, Nederlandse staatscourant 1999 nº 93 p.2
  2. X: Revue de jurisprudence sociale 1999 p.893-894
  3. Novak, Meinhard: Familienleistungen für türkische Wanderarbeitnehmer und ihre Familienangehörigen, European Law Reporter 1999 p.231
  4. Idot, Laurence: Europe 1999 Juillet Comm. nº 253 p.18
  5. Verschueren, Herwig: L'arrêt Sürül: Egalité de traitement en matière de sécurité sociale pour les travailleurs turcs, Revue du droit des étrangers 1999 p.283-292
  6. Foglia, Raffaele ; Saggio, Antonio: Lavoratori turchi in Germania e erogazione di assegni familiari, Il Corriere giuridico 1999 p.1039-1041
  7. Pennings, F.J.L.: Het arrest Sürül: een arrest dat knaagt aan de koppelingswet, Sociaal maandblad arbeid 1999 p.442-449
  8. Pennings, F.J.L.: Administratiefrechtelijke beslissingen ; Rechtspraak bestuursrecht 1999 nº 393
  9. Staples, H.: Toch nog directe werking voor Besluit 3/80, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 1999 p.247-249
  10. Pennings, Frans: European Journal of Social Security 1999 p.313-340
  11. Peers, Steve: Social security equality for Turkish nationals, European Law Review 1999 p.627-637
  12. Verschueren, Herwig: The Sürül Judgment: Equal Treatment for Turkish Workers in Matters of Social Security, European Journal of Migration and Law 1999 Vol.1 p.371-384
  13. Verschueren, Herwig: Het arrest Sürül: gelijke behandeling inzake sociale zekerheid voor Turkse werknemers, Tijdschrift voor vreemdelingenrecht 1999 p.309-315
  14. Hofmann, Rainer M.: SPAREN ABER RICHTIG! Über das europarechtliche Verbot diskriminierender Ausgabenkürzungsprogramme, Informationsbrief Ausländerrecht 1999 p.381-385
  15. Minderhoud, P.E.: Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht (Ed. Ars Aequi Libri - Nijmegen) 1999 nº 77
  16. Santori, Valeria: Il principio di non discriminazione nell'Accordo di associazione CEE-Turchia, Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo 1999 p.1050-1055
  17. Luby, Monique: Chronique de jurisprudence du Tribunal et de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes. Circulation des personnes et des services, Journal du droit international 2000 p.500
  18. Hofmann, Rainer M.: Rechtstreue, was ist das? Der Fall Sürül und die Folgen, Informationsbrief Ausländerrecht 2000 p.265-269
  19. Gutmann, Rolf: Europarechtlicher Diskriminierungsschutz für türkische Arbeitnehmer, Arbeit und Recht 2000 p.81-86
  20. Minderhoud, P.E.: Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht in 100 uitspraken (Ed. Ars Aequi Libri - Nijmegen) 2001 nº 87
  21. Jahndorf, Christian ; Oellerich, Ingo: Bestandskraft von Steuerbescheiden und rückwirkende Durchsetzung von Europarecht, Der Betrieb 2008 p. 2559-2565



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Sozialgericht Aachen - Germany

Subject-matter

  • non-discrimination
  • - Non-discrimination on grounds of nationality

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Schintgen

Advocate General

La Pergola

La Pergola

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian