EU to “scrutinise” Cameron’s plan of curbing EU migrant benefits

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The European Commission said on Tuesday it will ‘scrutinise” whether plans by British Prime Minister David Cameron of curbing EU migrants’ access to unemployment and child benefits are complaint with EU law

Writing in The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Cameron said that from November migrants coming to Britain from the European Union to find work would be entitled to claim unemployment and child benefits for three months, rather than the previous six months.

“As regards the specific UK measures, as and when they are finilised, we will scrutinize them carefully to make sure that they are fully compliant with EU law.” said EU spokesperson Jonathan Todd.

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