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Case C-109/04 Kranemann [2005]


  • Kranemann was a German trainee lawyer, who wished to carry out some of his training in the United Kingdom
  • Although permitted to receive training in the United Kingdom, Kranemann’s travel cost claims where refused to the extend that he was not travelling within the confines of German territory


  • Was the German legal provision allowing such a refusal of reimbursement incompatible with EU law; did Kranemann have the right to be reimbursed for the entirety of his travel expenses?


  • Yes, yes


  • Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which provides for the: “abolition of any discrimination based on nationality between workers of the Member States as regards employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment”
  • As long as national reimbursement would have been available for travel costs if the training were to have taken place within German territory, that reimbursement could not be withheld from Kranemann
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