LUXEMBOURG – Germany should not of international bus companies insist on the paper of their passengers check as they enter Germany from another EU-country. That the Court of Justice of the European Union in particular.
Germany demanded on pain of a penalty payment that the bus companies, passengers at the boarding gate to check on their passport and residence permit. That was to stop people without papers in Germany.
According to the court, however, that is in conflict with the Schengen convention on free movement within the EU. The controls at the time of boarding to work as a border control, and that should not, according to the court.
The case was in Germany brought in by transport companies in Germany and Spain. The German court asked the court then to make a decision.