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#FreeMovementOfWorkers: Commission refers Czech Republic and Luxembourg to the Court for failing to communicate measures transposing EU law into national legislation

#FreeMovementOfWorkers: Commission refers Czech Republic and Luxembourg to the Court for failing to communicate measures transposing EU law into national legislation

The European Commission is referring the Czech Republic and Luxembourg to the Court of Justice of the EU over the failure to notify complete transposition of the Directive on measures facilitating mobile workers to exercise their rights in the context of freedom of movement (Directive 2014/54/EU) into their national legislation, more than one year after its […]

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UK must obey EU #FreeMovement laws until it leaves the EU, say MEPs

UK must obey EU #FreeMovement laws until it leaves the EU, say MEPs

Until the UK leaves the EU, it must obey EU laws on free movement, said a majority of MEPs in a plenary debate with the EU Commission on Wednesday (1 March). The EU Commission must ensure that the free movement rights of EU citizens living in the UK are respected, they added. Many speakers also […]

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Commissioner Avramopoulos welcomes the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for #Georgia and the revision of the visa suspension mechanism

Commissioner Avramopoulos welcomes the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for #Georgia and the revision of the visa suspension mechanism

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (27 february), Commissioner Avramopoulos is in Tbilisi, Georgia, to welcome the adoption by the Council of the Commission proposal for visa liberalisation for Georgia. On this occasion he said: “I am very pleased with today’s final endorsement by the Council of the Commission’s proposal to grant visa liberalisation to Georgia. Today is a historic day for […]

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#WorkersRights: Same work, same pay – MEPS react to new proposal on posted workers

#WorkersRights: Same work, same pay – MEPS react to new proposal on posted workers

The European Parliament held a debate on proposed revised rules for workers who are employed in one member state and temporarily sent to another by their employer as presented by Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Tuesday evening (8 March). Political groups’ speakers were divided: for centre-left MEPs, it was not far-reaching enough to prevent exploitation […]

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#Schengen is not same as free movement

#Schengen is not same as free movement

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the problematic aspects in both broader EU debates and the Brexit discussion is mixing up categories. So there is an elision between the passport free Schengen controls and free movement of EU citizens as one of the 4 EU freedoms. (Note the reference is to EU citizens, not to non-EU citizens or refugees, or […]

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#FreeMovement Presidents Tusk and Markkula call for more regionalism and strengthened free movement to ensure a better Europe

#FreeMovement Presidents Tusk and Markkula call for more regionalism and strengthened free movement to ensure a better Europe

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, joined the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Markku Markkula and the members of the European Committee of the Regions in a debate on the main challenges of the European Union. The leaders highlighted free movement as the foundation of European liberties and called for […]

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European Commission upholds free movement of people

European Commission upholds free movement of people

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

See also IP/13/1151).  With more than 14 million EU citizens resident in another member state on a stable basis, free movement – or the ability to live, work and study anywhere in the Union – is the EU right most cherished by Europeans. The main motivation for EU citizens to make use of free movement […]

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