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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.

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.

Several people queueing up at the labour office 20/11/2013

Commission refers Finland to Court for restricting rights of workers from other EU countries

The European Commission has decided to refer Finland to the EU’s Court of Justice for requiring workers applying for unemployment benefits to have worked in Finland for at least four weeks (or four months of self-employment) as a condition to take into account periods of unemployment insurance paid in another EU country.

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.

Speech balloons saying 19/09/2013

Single Market Month: sharing ideas online to change Europe

23 September sees the launch of one month of online debates on jobs, banks, social rights, and e-commerce. Individuals, organisations and policy-makers will together trade ideas that could change Europe.

The legs of a man and a suitcase in an airport 08/07/2013

EU-funded project: ESOPO – Social Europe Opportunities

The INCA France, supported by the European Commission, carried out a project aimed at assessing migrant workers' grade of understanding of EU law in terms of social security coordination.

Commission expresses concerns about refusals by Spanish public hospitals to recognise European Health Insurance Card 30/05/2013

Commission expresses concerns about refusals by Spanish public hospitals to recognise European Health Insurance Card

The European Commission has requested information from Spain about complaints that Spanish hospitals providing public healthcare are refusing to recognise the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

People queueing up at the labour office 30/05/2013

Commission asks Finland to remove restrictions on migrant workers' entitlement to unemployment benefits

The European Commission has asked Finland to remove a discriminatory condition affecting migrant workers' entitlement to unemployment benefits.

Nurse putting loading car trunk with suitcases 27/05/2013

EU-funded project: Transnational Exchanges on Social Security in Europe (TESSE)

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.


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