EU – citizens

(Deutsch) Vorbehalt gegen EFA wohl unwirksam, Jobcenter muss einstweilen zahlen

Summary Motions Against Jobcenter and Exclusion of EU-Citizens

Access to Social welfare for EU-Citizens in Germany more difficult ?

The German government has declared a caveat against the European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance from 1953, concerning the access of citizens of other member states of the treaty  to benefits of social welfare given by the Jobcenter (SGB II or Hartz IV) – Leistungen),  thus effectively cancelling the treaty for anybody who is physically able to work.

The Jobcenter are now denying...

European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance and German Social Welfare (Jobcenter)

EuGH zum Ausschluss von EU-Bürgern von Sozialleistungen

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the 4th of June 2009 on the matter of the exclusion of EU-Citizens who are seeking a job in another member-state from welfare in that state.

The case – C-22/08 and C-23/08 (Vatsouras/Koupatantze v. ARGE Nürnberg) – was based on claims by Greek workers who had applied for Hartz IV – benefits (SGB II). The ARGE/Jobcenter had denied the...

EU Citizens

Questions regarding the freedom of movement of persons, services and goods within the European Union, especially after the inclusion of many new member states during recent years as well as the growing importance and the unifying force of European legislation increasingly demand knowledge of and competence in European law.

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