No change expected in EU workers’ status

The government is likely to signal in the coming weeks that there will be no change in the status of workers from the ten new EU countries who have come to Ireland to work since 2004, as borders across Europe begin to open.

15th April, 2006

The government is likely to signal in the coming weeks that there will be no change in the status of workers from the ten new EU countries who have come to Ireland to work since 2004, as borders across Europe begin to open.

All EU states must decide by June 1 if their transitional arrangements - most countries chose not to admit eastern and central Europeans after enlargement - are to continue until 2009.

A number of states,...

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