In a the event of the transfer of amateur sportsmen and women from a national sports association in one Member State to a national sports association in another Member State — prompted, for instance, by a change in the place of residence — very high fees are sometimes charged within the EU by the association of origin. These are usually out of all proportion to the administration costs involved in changing association and are often significantly higher than the fees charged for changing association within a country. Moreover, unlike professional sportsmen and women, amateurs do not, as a rule, derive any economic benefits that could possibly justify such a fee.
In view of the above, will the Commission say:
Does it have any detailed knowledge of the fees charged in the cases described above?
How does it view the permissibility of charging such fees in view of the aspiration for increased mobility among EU citizens?