Ten years of arm wrestling

By Camille FratiLex Kleren Switch to French for original article

Parental leave, family allowances, student grants: the Luxembourg government has suffered one setback after another from the Court of Justice of the European Union. And it is looking for loopholes to pursue its intended policy, between social concerns and the fear of scholarship tourism.

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg plays a significant role in extending the same social rights to all European citizens through the rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). Often, it does so against pushback since these rulings sanction the incorrect application of European law or the violation of its principles by national legislation. The judge appointed by the Grand Duchy to the CJEU, François Biltgen, likes to point out that it was Luxembourgers, MM. Kohll and Decker, who enabled the CJEU to guarantee access to cross-border care and to send out a strong signal for a Europe of rights.

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