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On 21 February 2011, the European Commission published the 2010 annual reports on Your Europe Advice and SOLVIT, two services that help European citizens and businesses understand and defend their rights in the EU. In 2010, SOLVIT helped 1 363 citizens and businesses who ran into difficulties getting their Single Market rights recognised by national public administrations. Of the cases filed in 2010, 34% related to social security issues, 23% were about residence rights and 16% concerned recognition of professional qualifications. 90% of cases were successfully resolved, and the average time for treating a case was 66 days. Such a high success rate achieved under tight deadlines would not be possible under either infringement proceedings or formal judicial procedures, which can take up to several years. This archive material includes the following items: - SOLVIT campaign posters; - Director of a Norwegian airline company requesting authorization to fly between national airports in France; - Portuguese maritime mechanic wishing to work in Spain; - Spanish professional diver requesting recognition of a diploma obtained in the UK.

Type: Archives   Reference: I-068943   Date: 21/02/2011   Duration: 04:48
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