The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the EU's Court of Justice because of discriminatory conditions for candidates wishing to work in the local public sector in the French and German speaking regions, as well as the Brussels region, and who have not followed education in Dutch, French or German.
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.
Although it is against the law since 1968, discrimination of EU workers working in another EU country on the basis of nationality is still not properly addressed in practice.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Ministers will meet on 20-21 June in Luxembourg under the Irish EU Presidency.
INCA CGIL in Brussels carried out TESSE, a transnational pilot project aiming at bolstering the exchange of best practices in the field of free movement, taking into account the entry into force of new EC Regulations 883/2004 and 987/2009.
The Association of European Border Regions has completed a project to improve access to effective information by cross-border workers in Europe.
The European Commission has proposed measures to ensure the better application of EU law on the right of EU citizens to work in another Member State.
The European Commission has approved a request from the Spanish authorities made on 13 December 2012 to extend the temporary restriction on access for Romanian workers to the Spanish labour market until 31 December 2013 due to serious disturbances on its labour market.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 4 October in Luxembourg under the chairmanship of Ms Sotiroula Charalambous, Cyprus' Minister for Labour and Social Insurance.