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BT Pension Trustees: possible extension of remedies for breach of EU law

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In BT Pension Trustees (Case C-628/15), Advocate General Wathelet challenges the established dichotomy adopted in the characterisation of claims in breach of EU law. He finds a simpler way to address a claim by an exempt taxpayer seeking a credit denied in breach of EU law than the usual distinction between a claim for the repayment of tax and the more restricted claim for damages to compensate for indirect losses. In his view, the primacy of EU law acts to remove the discriminatory provisions pure and simple.

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