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Economy & Jobs 13-01-2014

Commission releases guide on social benefits for EU migrants

Brussels published on Monday a new guide on social benefits for EU migrants, amid a fierce debate on immigration across Europe. The guide aims to clarify the worker's place of residence and therefore, which country is responsible for providing social welfare. It comes at a a time when countries like the UK are trying to reduce the social benefits EU migrants can claim. With the European elections in sight, fears of what some already call 'benefit tourism' are spreading across the continent.