Internal market law and national language policies

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One area in which internal market law has repeatedly clashed with national language legislation is that of consumer protection. Many national and regional laws require the use of the local language in advertising, labelling, and contracts relating to goods and services imported from other eu countries. Hans micklitz devoted an illuminating study to this question some 10 years ago, and i am pleased to honour his academic achievements by returning to that topic on this occasion. My contribution is not limited to the area of consumer protection, as i will look more broadly at the extent to which the application of national legislation relating to the use or knowledge of a particular language is restricted by eu internal market law.keywordslanguage policyminority languagelanguage requirementconsumer contractindirect discriminationthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVarieties of European economic law and regulation. Liber amicorum for Hans Micklitz
EditorsK. Purnhagen, P. Rott
Place of PublicationCham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London
ISBN (Print)978-33-1904-902-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

SeriesStudies in European Economic Law and Regulation

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