Integration Courses Not Requirement for Turkish Immigrants to Netherlands

16 August 2011


The Utrecht Court of Appeals has determined that the Netherlands cannot require Turkish immigrants to undergo integration courses. The appeal follows a 2007 ruling that all immigrants must successfully complete integration courses, a decision which has been decided conflicts with an EU treaty which includes a statement disallowing discrimination between Turks and EU citizens. The latest decision exempting Turkish immigrants from integration courses cannot be appealed.