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Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 11 September 2014 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State (Netherlands)) — Essent Energie Productie BV v Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid

(Case C-91/13) 1

(EEC-Turkey Association Agreement — Article 41(1) of the Additional Protocol and Article 13 of Decision No 1/80 — Scope — Introduction of new restrictions on the freedom of establishment, the freedom to provide services and the conditions for access to employment — Prohibition — Freedom to provide services — Articles 56 TFEU and 57 TFEU — Posting of workers — Nationals of non-Member States — Requirement for a work permit for the deployment of labour)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Raad van State

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Essent Energie Productie BV

Respondent: Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid

Operative part of the judgment

Articles 56 TFEU and 57 TFEU must be interpreted as precluding legislation of a Member State, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, under which, where workers who are nationals of non-member countries are made available by an undertaking established in another Member State to a user undertaking established in the first Member State, which uses them to carry out work on behalf of another undertaking established in the same Member State, such making available is subject to the condition that those workers have been issued with work permits.


1 OJ C 147, 25.5.2013.