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No 5 (October 96/Octobre 96/Oktober 96)
The High Level Panel established by the Commission to examine the remaining obstacles encountered by European citizens wishing to live and work in another Member State (see SMN N. 4), has now met four times under the chairmanship of Mrs Simone Veil, the former President of the European Parliament and French Social Affairs Minister. It will resume its monthly meetings in September and will report in early 1997.
The panel has so far discussed a number of important topics: rights of entry and residence, access to employment, social security and social assistance and supplementary pensions.
The meeting of the panel in May was combined with a hearing at which European trade union and employers' organisations reported on the experiences of their members in the field of free movement. In addition, the panel will have at its disposal an analysis of the replies to a detailed questionnaire on potential problems for migrants which was sent out to consulates and to non-governmental associations with interests in this area. So far, nearly 350 replies have been received. The panel has also been assisted in its discussions by the numerous contributions received from individuals and associations, giving an account of the difficulties which still subsist.
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