European Commission v. Kingdom of the Netherlands (disproportionate charges on residence authorisation – tasas desproporcionadas por permiso de residencia)

Asunto C-508/10     Case C-508/10

English summary: by applying (i) to third-country nationals seeking long-term resident status in the Netherlands, (ii) to those who, having acquired that status in a Member State other than the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are seeking to exercise the right to reside in that Member State, and (iii) to members of their families seeking authorisation to accompany or join them, excessive and disproportionate administrative charges which are liable to create an obstacle to the exercise of the rights conferred by Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive.

Trending topic: fundamental freedoms and third Countries.

Doctrina: (Incumplimiento de Estado — Directiva 2003/109/CE — Estatuto de los nacionales de terceros países residentes de larga duración — Solicitud de adquisición del estatuto de residente de larga duración — Solicitud de permiso de residencia en un segundo Estado miembro presentada por un nacional de un tercer país que ya ha adquirido el estatuto de residente de larga duración en un primer Estado miembro o por un miembro de su familia — Importe de las tasas exigidas por las autoridades competentes — Carácter desproporcionado — Obstáculo al ejercicio del derecho de residencia).

Comentario: destaca la incidencia del principio de proporcionalidad sobre el importe de determinación de aquellas tasas que desincentivan el ejercicio de una libertad.

Tendencia: aplicación de las libertades a nacionales de paises terceros.

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