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Document 62022CN0549

Case C-549/22: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Centrale Raad van Beroep (Netherlands) lodged on 18 August 2022 — X v Raad van bestuur van de Sociale verzekeringsbank

OJ C 463, 5.12.2022, p. 16–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

5.12.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 463/16


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Centrale Raad van Beroep (Netherlands) lodged on 18 August 2022 — X v Raad van bestuur van de Sociale verzekeringsbank

(Case C-549/22)

(2022/C 463/21)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Centrale Raad van Beroep

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: X

Defendant: Raad van bestuur van de Sociale verzekeringsbank

Questions referred

1.

Must Article 68(4) of the Association Agreement (1) be interpreted as applying to a survivor of a deceased worker who resides in Algeria and who wishes to export her survivors’ benefit to Algeria?

If so,

2.

Must Article 68(4) of the Association Agreement, having regard to its wording and to its purpose and nature, be interpreted as having direct effect, so that persons to whom that provision applies are entitled to rely on it directly before the Member States’ courts to have rules of national law which are contrary to it disapplied?

If so,

3.

Must Article 68(4) of the Association Agreement be interpreted as precluding the application of the country-of-residence principle, as referred to in Article 17(3) of the Algemene nabestaandenwet (General Law on Survivors), which results in a restriction on the export of the survivors’ benefit to Algeria?


(1)  Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part (OJ 2005 L 265, p. 2).


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