Member State Observations in Case C-85/96 Sala v Freistaat Bayern (1998)

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Dear Court of Justice of the European Union,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

Observations of the member states submitted in María Martínez Sala v Freistaat Bayern (Case C-85/96), ECLI:EU:C:1998:217, [1998] ECR I-2691, 12 May 1998.

Yours faithfully,

Keith Lacy
Reference Librarian
University of Michigan Law School

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