The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Stuttgart’s language prerequisite did not unnecessarily toughen a 1980 visa requirement for Turks entering Germany.
The requirement is linked with the 1963 Association Treaty between Brussels and Ankara.
A decision by the Luxembourg-based court referred the case back to Germany’s Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig for it to re-examine whether Stuttgart city administrators had overdone “effective immigration controls.”
Visa first sought in 2007
The woman, whose husband has lived in Germany since 1995 with permanent residency since…