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The Government has today announced the details of the “minimum earnings threshold” that will be applied from 1 March to EU migrants seeking to claim certain benefits in the UK. The plan was first outlined in David Cameron’s FT article last year, a…

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On Sunday the Swiss electorate will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether to impose migration quotas on European Union and European Economic Area nationals – a system the country currently uses for non-EU/EEA migrants. The referendum question d…

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Update 1:20pm: The FT has told us that it was the German Perm Rep in Brussels that sent the FT the quote, in reply to the question: “I’m trying to understand what the German position is on this matter and I’d be keen to know whether Berlin shares the U…

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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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The Sunday Telegraph’s front page story about a study commissioned by the European Commission into EU migrants and access to welfare has caused a bit of a stir.As we have pointed out several times before, we support the principle of free movement as it…

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