Directive 18/001 (fictional)-English or French language programmes

Directive 18/001 (fictional), provides that Member States should provide free English or French language programmes for those working in the tourism industry throughout the EU, in order for those workers to become fluent in a second language.

Directive 18/001 (fictional)-English or French language programmes

Firstly, directive 18/001 (fictional), provides that Member States should provide free English or French language programmes for those working in the tourism industry throughout the EU, in order for those workers to become fluent in a second language.

New member State Bojonia, has partially implemented the directive. It has stated that rolling out free language training to all those working in the tourism industry would be too expensive. It will only provide language training for a fee of 2000 euro per person for those who can prove that they work in tourism in either the capital city of Bojonia, or in Bojonia’s popular ski resorts. Jacob is employ ed as a lifeguard by the local Council at a busy Bojonian beach resort.

He wishes to improve his language skills. Nevertheless, he  has been advised that as he does not work either in the capital city or in the ski resorts, he is not eligible for the training programme. Ali works at a hotel in a ski resort and has both paid for and undertaken the language training programme. He has just been told that the government has decided not to refund any fees after all, for financial reasons.

Advise Jacob and Ali as to how to pursue their rights under the directive.

How else might Bojonia’s obligations under EU law be enforced?

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