- 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