New publication by Professor Nanette NEUWAHL: "No German, No Love - Language Proficiency as a Condition for Visas of Turkish Spouses under EU Law"

Professor Nanette NEUWAHL, Director of Studies at the European Interdisciplinary Studies Department of the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe, published an article entitled "No German, No Love - Language Proficiency as a Condition for Visas of Turkish Spouses under EU Law", in the issue 21/2 of the Marmara Journal of European Studies (2014), 1-36 (link). 



"In this article, the author argues that the Ankara Agreement and its 1970 Additional Protocol, as well as Association Council Decision 1/80 can be used to set aside new German visa restrictions which would make family reunification of immigrants conditional on the passing of a language or integration test. The opportunity to establish this comes after questions to this effect have been raised by the Administrative Court of Berlin in requests for preliminary rulings under Article 267 TFEU. After Case C-513/12, Aslihan Nazli Ayalti v. Federal Republic of Germany was withdrawn from the register, Case C-138/13, Naime Dogan v. Federal Republic of Germany still constitutes an opportunity for the Court of Justice to underline once more the importance of the Ankara Agreement in the relations between the European Union and Turkey."