German Court challenges EU Regulation on security standards for passports and travel documents

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In the case concerned, the claimant had filed for a new passport but refused to provide his finger prints. The city of Bochum has therefore denied the issuance of the passport and the claimant filed a law suit against the city of Bochum before the Administrative Court Gelsenkirchen.

The court has doubts whether

and referred to the Court of the European Union the question:

"Is Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 444/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009, valid?"

Case C-291/12, Michael Schwarz v. Bochum