That’s surely the long-term implication for the Spanish constitution and the Catalan statute of autonomy of this European Court of Justice ruling re lawyers’ linguistic obligations:
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (19 September) threw out the requirement for a lawyer to speak the language of the country he wants to practise in.
The ECJ handed down judgment in a case brought by the European Commission against Luxembourg after the Commission believed that Luxembourg’s bar rules, which require a lawyer wanting to practise in the Grand Duchy to pass an oral language test, were contrary to European rules on freedom of establishment.
The long term may, however, be rather long.
(Via Rambeau’s Diary, which really needs an RSS feed)
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