After the Wall, the little wall falls downby Corrado Alfano - 2011.04.25
From May 1 2011, the last work restrictions to access to the EU countries’ national labor markets for citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary will be lifted. Envisaged for a period of 7 years after their entry to EU (May 1, 2004), these limits are in practice already suppressed by the majority of EU governments, with the exception of Germany and Austria, which will have to do it by the end of April. Despite having withdrawn the transitional measures, the United Kingdom, however, will repeal the requirement still in force, such as the registration of these workers in the Worker Registration Scheme. According to EU Commission statistics, in 2007 the number of foreign nationals from these countries living in EU-15 were about 1.9 million. A number that, according to the latest projections, could reach 4.4 million in 2020. Restrictions on free movement of Bulgarian and Romanian workers will, however, maintained until 31 December 2013. But, at this time, only 10 EU members continue to do so: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, UK and Malta.
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