Article 16 - Freedom to conduct a business
Article 30 - Protection in the event of unjustified dismissal
Article 52 - Scope and interpretation
Key facts of the case:
Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 98/59/EC — Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to collective redundancies — Article 49 TFEU — Freedom of establishment — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 16 — Freedom to conduct a business — National legislation conferring upon an administrative authority the power to oppose collective redundancies after assessing the conditions in the labour market, the situation of the undertaking and the interests of the national economy — Acute economic crisis — Particularly high national unemployment rate
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
On those grounds, the Court (Grand Chamber) hereby rules:
Article 49 TFEU must be interpreted as precluding, in a situation such as that at issue in the main proceedings, national legislation such as that referred to in the first sentence of the first paragraph of this point.