Overview of recent cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union (February 2020-June 2020)

Pauline Melin*

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In the reporting period (1 February - 30 June 2020), there were five noteworthy cases in the field of social security. Two cases originated in French courts and concerned E 101 certificates. TheVuelingcase concerned the conditions for disregarding fraudulent E 101 certificates.Bouygues travaux publicsdealt with the effects of E 101 certificates on obligations at the crossroads of social security and labour law. InPensionsversicherungsanstalt v CW, the issue concerned whether a Member State of origin, Austria, must grant a rehabilitation allowance to a national no longer working or residing there.Caisse d'assurance retraite et de la sante au travail d'Alsace-Moselle v SJrelated to the obligation for the competent institution to take into account an allowance paid by another Member State for raising a disabled child when calculating an insurance period for entitlement to an old-age pension. Finally,Caisse pour l'avenir des enfants v FVwas a case about access to family benefits by a frontier worker for a child living in the same household but with whom there was no blood relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Security
Issue number3
Early online date9 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • E 101 certificates
  • frontier workers
  • family members
  • sickness benefits
  • old-age pension


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