Category: EU Benefits

Workers’ Rights in the EU

The EU has created a number of directives and regulations, relating to Workers’ Rights, that have been enshrined in European Law. Every EU worker has certain minimum rights relating to: health and safety at work: general rights and obligations, workplaces, work equipment, specific risks and vulnerable workers equal opportunities for women and men: equal treatment at […]

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

A European Health Insurance Card gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland. The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would to a resident of that […]

Mobile Phone Roaming Charges

On 11 September 2013, the European Commission adopted a legislative package for a “Connected Continent: Building a Telecoms Single Market” as part of the Digital Single Market initiative. Part of this initiative is remove the burden of roaming charges. Details on the Connected Continent legislative package can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/node/67489/#roaming In October 2015, after […]

EU Topics and Policies

The EU has an interest and/or influence in many different areas, from Human Rights to Transport and Trade. Useful links describing their activities in these areas are provided by the EU. If you want to know what the EU is doing in these areas use the following links as a starting point. Agriculture Audiovisual and […]

Free Movement of Workers

Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the Treaty enshrined in Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and developed by EU secondary legislation and the Case law of the Court of Justice. EU citizens are entitled to: look for a job in another EU country work there […]