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Free movement: new Commission report on mobility of Croatian workers 29/05/2015

Free movement: new Commission report on mobility of Croatian workers

Today the European Commission has published a new report on transitional arrangements on free movement for Croatian workers, concluding that future potential flows of Croatian workers to other EU Member States are likely to be small and unlikely to lead to labour market disturbances.

Commission refers Belgium to Court for refusing certificates of workers affiliated in another Member State 26/03/2015

Commission refers Belgium to Court for refusing certificates of workers affiliated in another Member State

The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice for refusing to recognise mobile workers' documents certifying that they pay social security in another Member State.

Report shows worker mobility key to tackle EU demographic and skills challenges 18/09/2014

Report shows worker mobility key to tackle EU demographic and skills challenges

To address the effects of population ageing, the EU will need to close the gender gap and increase the participation of young and older workers in the labour market, but mobility and migration also have a key role to play. This is the main finding of the joint Commission-OECD report on matching economic migration with labour market needs published today.

Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights 14/04/2014

Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights

The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Member State.

Footsteps 17/01/2014

Commission proposes to improve EURES job search network

The pan-European job search network EURES would be strengthened to provide more job offers, increase the likelihood of job matches and help employers, notably small and medium businesses, to fill job vacancies faster and better, under a proposal presented by the European Commission.

A nurse packing her luggage next to a car 13/01/2014

Commission publishes guide on application of ‘Habitual Residence Test’ for social security

A practical guide on the 'Habitual Residence Test' to help Member States apply EU rules on the coordination of social security for EU citizens that have moved to another Member State has been published by the European Commission.

End of restrictions on free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania 06/01/2014

End of restrictions on free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania

The last restrictions on the free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania were lifted on 1 January 2014. Bulgarian and Romanian citizens are now able to fully exercise their right to work in all EU countries without a work permit.

Man and woman getting off train 25/11/2013

Free movement of people: five actions to benefit citizens, growth and employment in the EU

The joint responsibility of Member States and the EU institutions to uphold EU citizens' rights to live and work in another EU country is underlined in a policy paper just adopted by the European Commission.

Impact of mobile EU citizens on national social security systems 14/10/2013

Impact of mobile EU citizens on national social security systems

According to a study just published by the European Commission in most EU countries, EU citizens from other Member States use welfare benefits no more intensively than the host country's nationals. Mobile EU citizens are less likely to receive disability and unemployment benefits in most countries studied.

Person with luggage 26/09/2013

Commission refers Cyprus to Court for discriminating against former Cypriot civil servants working in other Member States

The European Commission has decided to refer Cyprus to the EU's Court of Justice for applying discriminatory conditions to the pension rights and unpaid leave rights of former Cypriot civil servants working in another Member State.


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