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image499This from the Netherlands. How’d you like if these were the education issues we faced?

Discriminatory Student Grants Land Netherlands in European Court of Justice

Source: European Commission
Published Thursday, 8 October, 2009 – 13:55

The European Commission is taking the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice over a student grant scheme which discriminates against workers from other EU countries and their families. Dutch legislation imposes a residence requirement for grants to study abroad which puts migrant and frontier workers – including those residing in neighbouring Belgium – at a disadvantage compared to nationals.

“Free movement is a founding principle of the EU which ensures people are not discriminated against on the basis of nationality. Grants to study abroad are a social advantage which should be allocated without discrimination to migrant and frontier workers and their children,” said Vladimír Špidla, EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs. “The Netherlands has failed to modify its rules and respect the right to equal treatment so w
e are now bringing a case before the Court of Justice,” he added. (more)


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