A European labour market with national welfare systems: a proposal for a new Citizenship and Integration Directive

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Publication Date November 2014
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Open Europe published on the 3 November 2014 a new pamphlet by Professor Damian Chalmers and Open Europe Research Director Stephen Booth which argues that national governments should be able to limit EU migrants’ access to out-of-work and in-work benefits, social housing and publicly funded apprenticeships until after three years. They argue that this could be achieved without a complicated EU Treaty change but by amending existing EU law.

However, the report also suggests that the basic right to go and work anywhere in the EU should stand – on the whole, free movement remained a clear benefit to the UK.

Source Link http://www.openeurope.org.uk/Content/Documents/European_labour_market_with_national_welfare_systems__Chalmers_and_Booth__November_2014.pdf
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