Free Movement of Persons and Social Policy

  • Carl BaudenbacherEmail author
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


The EU law provisions on free movement of persons have largely been incorporated in the EEA Agreement. The EFTA Court has only on rare occasions dealt with the respective norms. It is, however, safe to assume that the scope of the freedom as well as the notions of “worker”, “first time work-seeker” and “worker out of employment” are to be interpreted in accordance with the case law of the ECJ. The EEA/EFTA States were not amused when the EU insisted that the Citizenship Directive had to be incorporated in the EEA Agreement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urumea AGSt. GallenSwitzerland

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