Overview of recent cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union (February 2019-June 2019)

Anne van der Mei*, Pauline Melin

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In the reporting period (February 2019-June 2019), the Court of Justice of the European Union did not deliver any ground breaking rulings that really altered existing coordination rules on social security. Nonetheless, the Court did rule in various interesting cases. These include the material scope of Regulation 883/2004 (Dreyer), the rules determining the applicable legislation (SF), invalidity benefits (Vester), and family benefits (Bogatu). In addition, the Court brought about clarification of the possibility of retaining worker status (and thus claiming social benefits as a worker) under Directive 2004/38 (Tarola) and the right of Turkish nationals to export benefits under Decision 3/80 when returning to Turkey (Coban).
Original languageEnglish
Article number1388262719870756
Pages (from-to)272-280
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Security
Issue number3
Early online date25 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • social security
  • conflict rules
  • invalidity benefits
  • family benefits
  • retirement pensions
  • Social security

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