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David Cameron today announced another ‘crackdown’ on EU migrants, stating that from November, EU jobseekers “will only be able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance and other key welfare benefits for a maximum period of 3 months.” This will halve&nb…

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Today, the UK Government has published the third batch of its reports reviewing the ‘Balance of Competences’ between the UK and the EU. We have noted before that many of the previous reports, whilst interesting on much of the detail, have for vario…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:In a recent Sunday Telegraph article that received surprisingly little attention at the time, David Cameron came close to setting out a “shopping list” of what he wants to change in Europe. He …

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Viviane RedingIn a few weeks time, the transitional restrictions on citizens from Bulgaria and Romania gaining full access to all EU member states’ labour markets will expire. As we have covered in our press summaries and on our blog, it…

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We have just published a new flash analysis looking at David Cameron’s plans to change the rules on EU migrants’ access to benefits.Here’s a handy table (click to enlarge) summarising the key proposals, and whether they are likely to be deemed legal by…

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