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Britain sets out new test to limit EU migrant benefits

Britain laid out new rules on Wednesday (19 February) designed to limit the access that migrants from other European Union states have to the country's welfare system.

Germany’s CDU sceptical of EU plan to rein in ‘benefit tourism’

A “habitual residence test” for migrant EU workers, presented by the European Commission on Monday (13 January), was meant to calm down the heated debate in Germany over “benefit tourism” from Bulgaria and Romania. But MPs from the ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) are not convinced. EURACTIV.de reports.
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Barroso: We don’t want first and second class citizens in Europe

The European Commission accused countries that want to limit the free movement of people in the European Union of indulging in chauvinism and stereotypes, an apparent reference to Britain's increasingly staunch views on migration.
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Barroso scolds ‘chauvinistic’ British attitude on immigration

The European Commission accused countries that want to limit the free movement of people in the European Union of indulging in chauvinism and stereotypes, an apparent reference to Britain's increasingly staunch views on migration.
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Reding: “Freedom of Movement is non-negotiable”

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said on Wednesday that freedom of movement within the EU is 'non-negotiable'. The comments come after UK's Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in the Financial Times that he will announce a crackdown on European Union immigration rules, vowing to deport vagrants, restrict the right of foreign nationals to social benefits and call for new rules to stop “vast migrations” of Romanians and Bulgarians.

Cameron: ‘Free movement in EU needs to be less free’

David Cameron will announce a crackdown on European Union immigration rules, vowing to deport vagrants, restrict the right of foreign nationals to social benefits and call for new rules to stop “vast migrations” of Romanians and Bulgarians, the UK premier wrote in the Financial Times wrote today (27 November).

‘Benefits tourism’ in the EU is a myth, report says

There is little evidence of "benefits tourism" in Europe, according to a new European Commission study, which contradicts claims by the UK, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands that EU social security systems are under strain from Romanian and Bulgarian migrants.

Lithuanian Presidency ‘not optimistic’ on Schengen enlargement

Lithuania, which takes over the EU's rotating Presidency on 1 July, is not optimistic regarding the much-protracted accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen borderless area, the country’s envoy to Brussels said yesterday (18 June). 

EU takes UK to court over labour restrictions

Brussels is taking Britain to Europe's top court over its benefits rules, accusing it of denying thousands of EU citizens living in Britain the right to welfare - a claim London rejects.

German economist denounces Roma ‘benefits tourism’

The migration of Roma to Germany has prompted one German economist to urge the EU to amend its Free Movement Directive ahead of a January 2014 deadline for lifting labour restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian nationals.

Commission doubtful over ‘benefits tourism’ claims

The European Commission has responded coldly to calls from four EU ministers to curb so-called ‘benefits tourism’ by introducing rules prohibiting EU nationals expelled for benefits fraud from returning.

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