Commission proposes five to seven year transition periods for workers from future Central and Eastern European EU Member States
The Commission proposed that the current Member States should be able to extend these periods by another two years in the event of serious disruption in their labour markets. Under the proposal, the current Member States will be able to apply their own restrictions or open their labour markets according to their individual needs. The transitional arrangements will be automatically reviewed within the first two years. There will be one more optional review per country at the request of any Member State, current or new.