Official Journal of the European Union

C 161/40

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (Belgique) lodged on 28 February 2020 — M. A. v État belge

(Case C-112/20)

(2020/C 161/53)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Conseil d’État

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: M.A.

Defendant: État belge

Question referred

Should Article 5 of Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals, (1) which requires Member States, when implementing the directive, to take account of the best interests of the child, together with Article 13 of that directive and Articles 24 and 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, be interpreted as requiring the best interests of the child, an EU citizen, to be taken into account even if the return decision is taken with regard to the child’s parent alone?

(1)  OJ 2008 L 348, p. 98.