CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria (Judgment) [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    CJEU C-83/14
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Race discrimination; principles of indirect and direct discrimination

What does a Bulgarian case about the electricity provider's decision to place external meters well out of reach in local Roma-dominated areas have to do with equality laws in Ireland and indeed the whole of the EU? Quite a lot, actually. It sets out significant findings on the principles of direct and indirect discrimination in EU law. 

It is tempting to forget that all of the law on employment equality, and at least some of the law on equality in the provision of goods and services, is governed by EU Directives.

One difficulty is that there have been relatively few cases before the Court of Justice of the EU since the enactment of Race and Ethnic Origin Directive and the Framework

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This article is correct at 16/12/2015

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