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13/07/2010

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Reaffirming the free movement of workers: rights and major developments

COM (2010) 373 final


The Communication offers an overall picture of the rights of EU migrant workers, taking on board legislative and case-law developments. It aims to raise awareness and promote the rights of migrant workers. The existing body of EU law in this area (the acquis) gives European citizens the fundamental right to move freely within the EU for work purposes and protects the social rights of workers and of their family members. In this dynamic area, where change is driven by labour market policy, family structure and the process of European integration, free movement law contributes both to achieving the single market and fostering the social, economic and cultural inclusion of EU migrant workers within the host Member States

author(s): European Commission
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