COURT SLAMS GERMAN ENROLMENT OBLIGATION ON SKILLED FOREIGN PLASTERERS.

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Plasterers wishing to provide their services in another Member State should not be forced to enrol in a "skilled trades register", the European Court of Justice has found in a preliminary ruling handed down on December 11 (Case C-215/01). The Court has condemned a fine levied by Germany on a German citizen for hiring a Portuguese firm to do plastering work without that firm being registered in Germany. The Court also ruled that even...

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