||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 87 (Dec)
||Court of Justice of the European Communities (Second Chamber)
Judges Timmermans (President of the Chamber), Bonichot, Schiemann (Rapporteur), Makarczyk and Kuris
||4 December 2008
European Community - Qualifications - Mutual recognition of diplomas - Studies completed in independent study centre not recognised as educational establishment in host member state - Applicant completing optometry courses in Greece authorising him to pursue profession of optician in Italy - Applicant wishing to pursue profession in Greece - Whether provisions of relevant directive could be relied upon to recognise diploma awarded by a competent authority in another member state - Council Directive (EEC) 92/51, arts 1(a), 3 and 4.
European Community Qualifications. The Court of Justice of the European Communities gave a ruling concerning the interpretation of arts1(a), 3 and 4 of Council Directive (EEC) 92-51 (on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Parliament and Council Directive (EEC) 89-48 (on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration)), regarding whether those provisions could be relied upon for the recognition by one member state of diplomas awarded by the authorities of another member state following studies successfully completed on the territory of the first member state.
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