Learn Dutch or leave: EU Court of Justice says Netherlands can impose language tests on migrants

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The traditional Dutch cheese season in Gouda, 02 April 2015. The Netherlands imposes language and culture tests on migrants, in order to make them integrate in the society.

Learn Dutch or leave: EU Court of Justice says Netherlands can impose language tests on migrants


The European Court of Justice has decided on Thursday that The Netherlands  has the right to impose on nationals from non-EU countries immigrating to to join their spouses to pass tests on the country and its language, in order to help them assimilate into society.

"Member States may require third country nationals to pass a civic integration examination prior to family reunification”, decided the court today, adding: "However, exercise of the right to reunification must not be made impo...


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