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 asked Cyprus to take into account periods spent by Cypriot teachers working in Greece when granting and calculating pensions in Cyprus.
The European Commission has referred Slovakia to the EU's Court of Justice for refusing to pay an old-age benefit, a so called Christmas allowance, to pensioners living in other EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland in breach of its obligations under EU law on social security coordination.
The European Commission has decided to refer Malta to the EU's Court of Justice for reducing Maltese old-age pensions if the beneficiary receives a pension from another Member State as a result of having worked in the public service of that State.
The European Commission has referred The Netherlands to the EU's Court of Justice for failing to notify measures to stop discriminating against pensioners who live abroad when paying out an allowance for elderly taxpayers.
The Commission has requested Romania to comply with Regulation (EC) No 1408/71 and Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on social security coordination when calculating the pension rights of Greek citizens who worked in Romania before its accession to the European Union.
The European Commission has requested Slovakia to ensure that its pensioners who reside in another Member State can claim a Christmas supplement (vianočný príspevok) to their pension.
The European Commission has requested The Netherlands to ensure that people who qualify for a disabled persons allowance under Dutch social security legislation can obtain it regardless of whether they reside in another Member State.
The European Commission has requested Slovakia to ensure that people insured under the Slovak social security regime but residing in another Member State can obtain benefits for the severely disabled.
New EU social security rules come into force today to simplify access to social security for air hostesses, stewards and pilots and to improve access to unemployment benefit for self-employed frontier workers.