Official Journal of the European Union
Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (Belgium) lodged on 11 March 2022 — ME v État belge
Language of the case: French
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Defendant: État belge
Must Articles 7 and 24 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and [Article 4(1)(c)] of Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification (1) and the principles of equal treatment and legal certainty be interpreted as requiring Member States to take into account the age of a child for whom family reunification is sought not at the date of the application for family reunification but at the date when the sponsor, who has been recognised as a refugee, submitted his or her application for international protection and to regard that child as a minor within the meaning of Article 4[(1)(c)] of Directive 2003/86/EC where that child was a minor at the time that the sponsor submitted his or her application for asylum but attained majority before the sponsor obtained refugee status and before the application for family reunification was lodged?
(1) OJ 2003 L 251, p. 12.