German visa hurdle for Turks upheld by top Europe court | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


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…



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