Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier said: "Your Europe Advice helps citizens and companies take advantage of the single market by sorting out the practical problems they face, in particular when they want to live and work abroad. The service has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of individuals and businesses who can now fully exercise their rights."
In 2010, Your Europe Advice received 12,000 questions from people asking about their rights, such as, their health insurance or unemployment benefit entitlements when going to live and work abroad. A 15 per cent rise on the previous year. This means 12,000 explanations and pieces of advice given to people who are now a step closer to taking full advantage of their rights in the internal market.