In principle, every EU citizen has the right to work and live in another Member State without being discriminated against on grounds of nationality. According the European Commission, despite the progress that has been made, there are still legal, administrative and practical obstacles to exercising that right.
The European Commission has published on 13 July 2010 – COM(2010)373 final – a communication reaffirming the free movement of workers and their family members. The communications deals with the rights of workers and their family members and some major developments.
The aim of the communication is to:
– present an overall picture of the rights of EU migrant workers,
– update the European Commission’s previous communication on the subject with regard to
developments in legislation and case-law, and
– raise awareness generally and promote the rights of migrant workers who are in a more
vulnerable situation than national workers.