Since 2007, the foreign spouse of a German national must be able to prove they can speak a certain level of German before they can legally stay in the country. It may sound simple, but isn't always, if perhaps you travel so much for work that you can't regularly attend a German course. Perhaps there simply are no German courses in your area. Or maybe you don't have the electricity, computer and internet connection necessary to visit a German-learning website, much less read the article below. Is it perhaps another option to have mandatory courses once the spouse has moved to Germany?
The European Court will decide at least one thing: if the German tests are illegal, or if they are in accordance with European Union Guidelines.