Some 200 non-Belgian European citizens who worked in the Belgian Congo or Ruanda-Urundi and contributed to the Belgian social security system do not enjoy the same social rights as their Belgian colleagues.
The European Commission is launching an EU-wide information campaign to ensure that people are aware of their social security rights when living, working, studying, travelling or retiring in other EU countries.
The European Commission has asked the Republic of Cyprus to abolish the requirement for Community seafarers working on Cypriot boats to be residents of Cyprus in order to join its social security scheme.
This figure is equivelant to 3.2% more people than in 2008, according to the most recent figures provided by Member States.
The European Commission has sent a formal request to the United Kingdom to pay care benefits to Britons – often pensioners – residing abroad in accordance with its obligations under EU law.
In order to participate, you just have to upload an original picture featuring the European Health Insurance Card to the Social Europe Facebook page.
On 1 May 2010 new regulations on social security coordination enter into force. This reform is a milestone in the building of a more citizen-friendly Europe.
The European Commission is taking Germany to the European Court of Justice because of provisions which prevent handicapped, blind and deaf people from accessing their benefits if they work in Germany but live elsewhere.
The Council of Ministers and European Parliament have approved a legislative package on social security coordination in the EU.