German court bans immigration law

PT       2002-12-18 
A controversial German immigration law designed to bring in thousands of skilled foreign workers has been struck down by the country's highest court.
The supreme court ruled in favour of a group of conservative-led states, which had argued that the bill passed through parliament illegally.
Queues form outside German unemployment office Up 1.5m skilled posts lie vacant despite high unemployment The bill had been due to come into force in two weeks' time.