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12 October 2010
European Court of Justice
V. Skouris, President, A. Tizzano, J.N. Cunha Rodrigues, K. Lenaerts, J.-C. Bonichot and A. Arabadjiev, Presidents of Chambers, G. Arestis, A. Borg Barthet, M. Ilesic, J. Malenovsky, L. Bay Larsen, P. Lindh (Rapporteur) and T. von Danwitz, Judges, Advocate General: V. Trstenjak, Registrar: K. Malacek, Administrator.
The CJEU holds that EU provisions do not prohibit nationally agreed provisions for automatic termination at a retirement age of 65 if the national provisions are objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate aim concerning employment policy and the needs of the labour market, and that retirement age is appropriate and necessary.
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