Case 158/80 Butterfahrten [1980]

Facts

  • It was claimed that a directive exception could not be allowed to allow tax free goods to be purchased on short cruises which took the transaction just outside of German territory

Issue

  • Was this a good claim?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • The principle of effectiveness requires Member States to protect EU law rights, however, it is not intended to create new national remedies
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