free movement of workers

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EU citizens working in another EU country [What Europe does for you]

The free movement of workers is one of the four fundamental freedoms enshrined in the EU treaties and a core element of EU citizenship, but is also key to completing the monetary union and the single market. Continue reading

Football players [What Europe does for you]

Whether you’re a fan or a player, you will know that EU football clubs play under the supervision of the UEFA – the Union of European Football Associations. Continue reading

People living in border regions [What Europe does for you]

If you are one of the 150 million people living near an internal EU border, you probably cross it regularly, whether for work, study, shopping or leisure. The EU makes such trips easier. Continue reading

European Labour Authority [EU Legislation in Progress]

The rapid increase in the number of Europeans working in a Member State other than their own, the large number of daily cross-border commuters and the need for information on job opportunities and rights at home and abroad (ensured by good cooperation between national authorities) necessitates the establishment of a European-level coordinating body. Continue reading

Lawyers without borders [What Europe does for you]

Divergent national rules on access to the legal professions create a barrier for lawyers wishing to benefit from the internal market. So that lawyers can move freely, the European Union has enacted two tailor-made directives (in 1977 and 1998), enabling a form of mutual recognition of legal qualifications. Continue reading

Nurses without borders [What Europe does for you]

If you are one of the nearly 3.5 million nurses practicing in the EU and you are wondering which European countries offer the best job prospects in your line of work, here is a tip for you! In 2015, there were between 400 1 000 nursing professionals per 100 000 inhabitants in most of the EU countries, peaking at 1 191 in Luxembourg and Ireland, and falling as low as 260 or less in Slovenia, Greece, Croatia and Romania. Continue reading

Working and retiring abroad: overview on pension rights within the EU

Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament requesting information on the EU rules concerning the accumulation of pension rights when having worked in several Member States.  All European countries are free to decide who is to be insured in their social security schemes under their national legislation, which benefits are granted and under what conditions. However, … Continue reading

Coordination of social security systems: implementation assessment

Written by Jan Tymowski According to the report of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) there are around 10.5 million migrant workers in the EU , one million people crossing EU borders for work every day and about 250,000 people who have worked in more than one Member State and need to export a part of … Continue reading

Reform of the European Network of Employment Services (EURES): Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alexia Maniaki-Griva This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal, submitted on 17 January 2014. In line with the Europe 2020 Strategy, the free movement of workers is considered as a key element in the development of a more integrated … Continue reading

Libre circulation des travailleurs dans l’UE

6 language versions available in PDF format Freizügigkeit der Arbeitnehmer in der EU Libre circulación de trabajadores en la UE Freedom of movement for workers in the EU Libera circolazione dei lavoratori nell’UE Swobodny przepływ pracowników w UE Libre circulation des travailleurs dans l’UE Depuis les années soixante, les travailleurs de l’Union européenne (UE) peuvent … Continue reading

Référendum en Suisse: “Contre l’immigration de masse” : votation populaire du 09 février 2014

En Suisse, l‘initiative populaire “Contre l’immigration de masse” a été approuvée lors de la votation du 9 février 2014. Le Conseil national avait au préalable rejeté l’initiative par 140 voix contre 54 et 1 abstention, et le Conseil des États par 37 voix contre 5 sans abstention.  Une note explicative informait les citoyens helvètes sur les textes … Continue reading

Travailleurs saisonniers originaires de pays tiers

6 language versions available in PDF format Saisonarbeitnehmer aus Drittstaaten Trabajadores temporeros procedentes de países terceros Travailleurs saisonniers originaires de pays tiers Lavoratori stagionali provenienti da paesi terzi Pracownicy sezonowi pochodzący z krajów trzecich Third‐country seasonal workers Un certain nombre d’Etats membres de l’Union européenne sont confrontés à un besoin de main-d’œuvre saisonnière, notamment dans les secteurs … Continue reading

Une Union de droits

2013, Année européenne des citoyens sera officiellement close à Vilnius les 12 et 13 décembre prochains. Cette année a permis de sensibiliser l’ensemble des citoyens européens à leurs droits et leurs devoirs. L’intégration européenne, assise à l’origine sur le marché commun, a évolué pour s’appuyer aujourd’hui sur la citoyenneté de l’UE, créant ainsi une véritable Union de … Continue reading

Facilitating intra-EU labour mobility

Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the European Union enshrined in Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). Nevertheless, the way in which the rules on free movement of workers are applied can give rise to barriers and discriminatory practices based on nationality. The means to … Continue reading

Welfare benefits and intra-EU mobility

“Welfare tourism” expresses the concern that individuals use the right of free movement of persons with a view to benefiting from a more favourable welfare system. The principle of free movement of persons entitles EU citizens to reside in another Member State, under certain conditions. Only limited restrictions can curtail this right, namely temporary restrictions … Continue reading

Migration in the EU

A migrant is “any person who lives temporarily or permanently in a country where he or she was not born and has acquired some significant social ties to this country,” UNESCO. This document focuses on migration within the EU, in the context of both EU citizens’ rights of free movement and residence, and of Member … Continue reading

Free movement of persons in the EU: how free, under what conditions and for whom?

Updated on 29 November 2013 EU citizens’ right to move freely within the EU is central to the European project. Initially established as a freedom designed exclusively for workers (Article 48, Treaty of Rome), the free movement of persons is nowadays enshrined as one of the EU citizenship rights in Article 21 TFEU. Therefore, “every citizen“, irrespective … Continue reading

Further steps to complete the Single Market

Mainly due to late or incomplete transposition and implementation of legislation, the Single Market is not yet fully completed, especially in areas such as network industries, Digital Single Market and mobility of people. Liberalisation of network industries is especially challenging and produces mixed results with regards to performance and consumer benefits. Deepening the Single Market … Continue reading

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