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docteurbenway wrote:Hello everyone,
was just browsing the net when i stumbled on an article about UK Directive 2004/38/EC infringement procedure
You can read the article here:
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAct ... anguage=en
Source: European Commission
Published Friday, April 27, 2012 - 07:38
The European Commission has given the United Kingdom two months to comply with European Union rules on the free movement of EU citizens and their families across the EU or face an EU court case. The Commission's request takes the form of a reasoned opinion (the second step in the three-step EU infringement process). The Free Movement Directive (2004/38/EC) aims to ensure that EU citizens can fully enjoy their rights to freely travel, live and work anywhere in the European Union. The Commission may refer countries that are not fulfilling their obligations to the Court of Justice of the EU.
One of the main points:
* The Free Movement Directive guarantees that non-EU family members of EU citizens who hold a valid residence card issued by one EU country can travel together with EU citizens within the European Union without an entry visa. The UK laws do not grant this important right which lies at the heart of free movement.
Looks like things are moving forwards and the case should be in court by June-July.
interesting facts! I am now more sure that this is not going anywhere! can one make a petition? I mean there are a huge number of people in here that a peition is interesting for them. Moderators and more experienced people please comment.ca.funke wrote:the ugly truth:
Our rights have thus been disregarded for 6 full years, and no help from anyone in sight. Great, dear EU. Thanks! You created a real fan!
- 29 April 2004 - 2004/38/EC was made
- 30 April 2004 - 2004/38/EC came into effect
- 29 April 2006 - deadline for implementation by all memberstates
- 10 December 2008 - Commission realises that the Directive isn´t properly transposed
- 2.5 years. cool.
- 02 July 2009 - Commission suggests how to better transpose the Directive
- only 6 months since realising what is wrong, lightning speed for Brussels
- 26 April 2012 - Commission cares to tell the UK that what they are doing is illegal (=has been illegal for the last 6 years!)
- overall 6 years since the deadline, 8 years since everybody knows what should be the case.
I know that other things with the EU take a long time, but usually this concerns products, not people. Did anyone in Brussels realise they´re dealing with humans in this case?
Not worth anyone´s while!mEEA wrote:...can one make a petition?...
That´s >>Richard66´s petition<<.mEEA wrote:see this:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/ ... 051_en.pdf
which is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_E ... ily_Permit
Yeah looks cool, i especially "like" these:mEEA wrote:take a look at the comments on this news.
Oh my word, they have finally admitted that they will lose an ECJ case!EUsmileWEallsmile wrote:What a poorly written and misinformed article.mEEA wrote:this is more comprehensive: Telegraph.