free movement of persons

free movement of persons

the right of persons to move freely within the EUROPEAN UNION. One of the essential components of the common market of the European Communities. The rules on this topic are considered by the Court of Justice of the European Union to be of fundamental importance. The principle of non-discrimination is fundamental to the treaties. The free movement rules have DIRECT EFFECT. There is a distinction made in the rules between workers who are employed and earn a wage and non-wage earners such as tradesmen and professionals. Wage earners' freedom is protected by rules on non-discrimination on ground ofnationality. Non-wage earners are protected by provisions on freedom of establishment and the right to provide services. Workers have the right to accept job offers and also have the right to free movement if they seriously want to work as an employed person. The rules protect certain part-time workers. The worker may stay in another Member State and may take his family with him. Indeed, extensive rights are given to the worker's family to give substance to the worker's right to move. A worker may stay after having been employed. Rules have been laid down to make sure that workers do not lose social security rights. Free movement of workers can be restricted on the basis of public policy, public security or public health (as defined by the Community). As far as non-wage earners are concerned, the rules are found under FREEDOM OF ESTABLISHMENT and under FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES.
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A further matter that was addressed was Protocol III of the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) of 1 January 2017 extending the freedom of movement to Croatia.
The decision amends the regulation on the implementation of the Agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the EU.
The travel card is synchronised with the digital features in the National Identity Management documents and is fashioned after the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Free Movement of Persons Protocol.
Speaking at the just ended African Union Commission meeting in Gaborone Tuesday, she said the three were the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA), Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services.
This is besides national interests being incompatible with the region's policies that allow for free movement of persons, labor and services under article 104 of the 1999 treaty.
Upon the instruction of their two chiefs of staff, the SPLA-IO forces based around Juba, and their peace partners from the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) held a meeting on Sunday 4 November to discuss security measures to ensure humanitarian access to civilians and enable free movement of persons and goods.
To this end, the Department of Immigration is developing a National Migration Policy framework and has harmonised classification of work permits and encourage free movement of persons within the East African Community," he said.
She said it is in recognition of the benefits of migration that ECOWAS has adopted the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment and the ECOWAS Common Approach on Migration.
The EEA allows for the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital within the European single market.
Khartoum, 11 Nov (SUNA) - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is holding a National Consultation Workshop towards the development of the IGAD Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in the IGAD Region, the Authority said in a press release on Saturday.
In order to maintain traditional identities, cultures, traditions and religions of diverse groups within the sub-region, removal of barriers to free movements of citizens of these states was significantly advocated; hence, the signing of ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, and the Right of Residence and Establishment in 1979 (ECOWAS, 2006; Opanike, Aduloju and Adenipekun, 2015; and Opanike, Olayode and Aduloju, 2015).
The EEA is an internal market providing for free movement of persons, goods, services and capital, and comprises the 28 EU members plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.