Key facts of the case:
Freedom of movement for persons – Directive 2004/38/EC – Decision refusing a citizen of the European Union admission to a Member State on public security grounds – Article 30(2) of the directive – Obligation to inform the citizen concerned of the grounds of that decision – Disclosure contrary to the interests of State security – Fundamental right to effective judicial protection
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
... the Court (Grand Chamber) hereby rules:
Articles 30(2) and 31 of Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States amending Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 and repealing Directives 64/221/EEC, 68/360/EEC, 72/194/EEC, 73/148/EEC, 75/34/EEC, 75/35/EEC, 90/364/EEC, 90/365/EEC and 93/96/EEC, read in the light of Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, must be interpreted as requiring the national court with jurisdiction to ensure that failure by the competent national authority to disclose to the person concerned, precisely and in full, the grounds on which a decision taken under Article 27 of that directive is based and to disclose the related evidence to him is limited to that which is strictly necessary, and that he is informed, in any event, of the essence of those grounds in a manner which takes due account of the necessary confidentiality of the evidence.