"While, in the current state of Community law, there is nothing which precludes the Member States from defining, in compliance with Community law, the conditions of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament by reference to the criterion of residence in the territory in which the elections are held, the principle of equal treatment prevents, however, the criteria chosen from resulting in the different treatment of nationals who are in comparable situations, unless that difference in treatment is objectively justified."
(Urteil des Gerichtshofs [der Europäischen Gemeinschaften] vom
12. September 2006, Rs. C‑300/04, M. G. Eman und O. B. Sevinger gg.
College van burgemeester en wethouders van Den Haag)