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Female professor erasing a chalkboard 29/09/2011

Commission requests Malta to end discrimination against workers with professional experience acquired in another Member State

The European Commission has requested Malta to take previous periods of comparable employment acquired by teachers in another Member State into account when determining their working conditions (e.g. salary, grade; career advancement) for state school teachers working in Malta.

Enclosed house 29/09/2011

Commission requests United Kingdom to end discrimination of EU nationals residing in the UK regarding their rights to specific social benefits

EU nationals who habitually reside in the UK are subject to the so-called 'right to reside' test to qualify for certain social security benefits. As this test indirectly discriminates non-UK nationals coming from other EU Member States it contravenes EU law.

Maps and a suitcase with a sticker in which is written 'Europe' 11/08/2011

The Commission accepts that Spain can temporarily restrict the free movement of Romanian workers

Following a request from the Spanish authorities on 28th July 2011, the European Commission has approved Spain's request to restrict its labour market to Romanian workers until 31 December 2012 due to serious disturbances on its labour market.

Person with a rolling suitcase 25/07/2011

Social security coverage is fundamental for mobile EU citizens, Court of Justice reaffirms

The Court of Justice of the European Union in its judgment in Case C-503/09 (Lucy Stewart) confirmed the fundamental status of EU citizenship and its rights, in particular the freedom to move and reside in another EU country, as well as the right to social security coverage.

Boats harboured in a port 27/01/2011

Commission requests UK to end pay discrimination of non-UK seafarers

The Commission has requested the United Kingdom to put an end to discriminatory legislation allowing for differential pay of non-UK seafarers linked directly and indirectly to their nationality.

Person carrying luggage 28/10/2010

Commission requests UK to end discrimination on other nationals’ right to reside as workers

The European Commission has requested the United Kingdom to end discriminatory conditions on the right to reside as a worker which exclude from certain social benefits nationals from eight of the ten Member States (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland) that joined the EU in 2004.

Classroom 30/09/2010

EU welcomes France's direct recruitment rules for migrant teachers

The European Commission has decided to close a case against France on recruitment methods for migrant teachers, welcoming the introduction by the French authorities of direct recruitment for teachers fully qualified in another Member State with a view to filling public sector teaching posts in France.

Commissioner Andor welcomes OECD report on migration 12/07/2010

Commissioner Andor welcomes OECD report on migration

On 12 July 2010 European Commissioner for employment, László Andor, welcomed the launch today of a key OECD report on migration trends within and beyond the EU.

EU requests Italy to end discriminatory access to student accommodation 24/06/2010

EU requests Italy to end discriminatory access to student accommodation

The European Commission has requested Italy to put and end to discriminatory conditions in competitions for university students to access low rent apartments in Milan.

Adoption of an opinion reaffirming the fundamental principle of free movement of workers 26/06/2009

Adoption of an opinion reaffirming the fundamental principle of free movement of workers

The Advisory Committee on freedom of movement for workers adopted an opinion reaffirming the fundamental principle of free movement of workers and setting the priorities for its future activities.


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