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Document 61987CJ0379

Summary of the Judgment

Judgment of the Court of 28 November 1989.
Anita Groener v Minister for Education and the City of Dublin Vocational Educational Committee.
Reference for a preliminary ruling: High Court - Ireland.
Free movement of workers - Knowledge of an official language of the host country.
Case C-379/87.




Free movement of persons - Workers - Access to employment - Post of lecturer in a public educational institution - Requirement of linguistic knowledge - Whether permissible - Limits

( Council Regulation No 1612/68, Art . 3(1 ) )


A permanent full-time post of lecturer in public vocational education institutions is a post of such a nature as to justify the requirement of linguistic knowledge, within the meaning of the last subparagraph of Article 3(1 ) of Regulation No 1612/68 of the Council, provided that the linguistic requirement in question is imposed as part of a policy for the promotion of the national language which is, at the same time, the first official language and provided that that requirement is applied in a proportionate and non-discriminatory manner .