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Parliamentary questions
27 June 2005
E-2257/05
WRITTEN QUESTION by Simon Busuttil (PPE-DE) to the Commission

 Subject:  Domestic transfers in the Maltese football league
 Answer(s) 

Maltese football players whose contract expires often still find themselves in a situation where a transfer fee is requested before they can be transferred from one Maltese football club to another. This puts the players concerned at a significant disadvantage because the transfer fee is often seen as too prohibitively high for the transfer to take effect.

In view of the Bosman ruling, can the Commission confirm whether the Bosman principle applies mutatis mutandis to domestic transfers from one football club to another within the same EU Member States?

What is the Commission prepared to do to safeguard the interests of EU players in such situations?

 OJ C 299, 08/12/2006
Last updated: 13 September 2005Legal notice