Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 15 July 2021

A v Latvijas Republikas Veselības ministrija

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Augstākā tiesa (Senāts)

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Freedom of movement for persons – Citizenship of the Union – Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 – Article 3(1)(a) – Sickness benefits – Concept – Article 4 and Article 11(3)(e) – Directive 2004/38/EC – Article 7(1)(b) – Right of residence for more than three months – Condition of having comprehensive sickness insurance cover – Article 24 – Equal treatment – Economically inactive national of a Member State residing legally in the territory of another Member State – Refusal by the host Member State to affiliate that person to its public sickness insurance system

Case C-535/19


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/08/2021 A (Soins de santé publics)
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:595
15/07/2021 A (Soins de santé publics)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:595
15/07/2021 A (Soins de santé publics)
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:114
11/02/2021 A (Soins de santé publics)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
13/09/2019 A (Soins de santé publics)
Request for a preliminary ruling
12/07/2019 A (Soins de santé publics)
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.05 Social security
      4.04.05.01 Provisions common to the various categories of benefits
        4.04.05.01.04 Matters covered by the regulations
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.05 Social security
      4.04.05.02 Sickness and maternity
        4.04.05.02.001
09 null
  09.03 null
    09.03.01
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.05 Social security
      4.04.05.01 Provisions common to the various categories of benefits
        4.04.05.01.091
09 null
  09.01
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.09 Non-discrimination and citizenship of the Union
    1.09.03 Right of entry and of residence
      1.09.03.01 Detailed rules governing the exercise of the right of entry and of residence
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.05 Social security
      4.04.05.01 Provisions common to the various categories of benefits
        4.04.05.01.03 Equal treatment


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 12/07/2019

Date of the Opinion

  • 11/02/2021

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

15/07/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Information not available

Name of the parties

A (Soins de santé publics)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Driguez, Laetitia: Sécurité sociale - Citoyens inactifs et accès aux soins, Europe 2021, nº 10 Octobre, comm. 339 (FR)
  2. Kortese, Lavinia S.J.: Economisch niet-actieve EU-burgers en de zorgverzekeringseis onder de Burgerschapsrichtlijn : HvJ 15 juli 2021, zaak C-535/19 (A/Latvijas Republikas Veselības ministrija), Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2021 p. 145-151 (NL)
  3. Oppermann, Dagmar: Aufenthaltsdauer/Medizinische Versorgung/ Wirtschaftlich nicht aktiver Unionsbürger : Urteil des EuGH vom 15.7.2021, Rs.C-535/19 (A) : Anmerkung, Zeitschrift für europäisches Sozial- und Arbeitsrecht 2022 p. 44-47 (DE)
  4. Oppermann, Dagmar: Aufenthaltsdauer, Medizinische Versorgung, Wirtschaftlich nicht aktiver Unionsbürger : Urteil des EuGH vom 15.7.2021, Rs.C-535/19 (A) : Anmerkung, Zeitschrift für europäisches Sozial- und Arbeitsrecht 2022 p. 44-47 (DE)
  5. Verschueren, Herwig: De toegang tot de ziektekostenverzekering in het gastland voor economisch niet-actieve migrerende Unieburgers : zaak C-535/19, A/Latvijas Republikas Veselības ministrija, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2022 p. 227-232 (NL)
  6. Paju, Jaan: A bridge too far : on the misunderstandings of the nature of social security benefits : case C-535/19, A v. Latvijas Republikas Veselības ministrija, Common Market Law Review 2022, n° 4, p. 1219-1238 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Augstākā tiesa (Senāts) - Latvia

Subject-matter

  • Citizenship of the Union
  • Freedom of movement for workers
  • Social security

Provisions of national law referred to

Ārstniecības likums, 12/06/1997 Veselības aprūpes finansēšanas likums, 14/12/2017

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Jürimäe

Advocate General

Saugmandsgaard Øe

Language(s) of the Case

  • Latvian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French