Romanians most mobile workers in EU

Eurostat: 3.8 pct of EU citizens of working age live in another EU member state, up from 2.5 pct 10 years ago

Romanians most mobile workers in EU

World Bulletin / News Desk

Last year nearly one in five working-age Romanians worked abroad in other EU countries, EU statistics agency Eurostat reported on Monday. 

Last year, 3.8 percent of EU citizens of working age (20-64) were living in another member state than that of their citizenship, the agency said.

"This share has increased from 2.5 percent 10 years ago," it said. "The situation varies among member states, ranging from one percent for working-age citizens of Germany to 19.7 percent for citizens of Romania."

Data showed the next-largest shares were seen in Lithuania (15 percent), Croatia (14 percent), and Portugal (13.9 percent), while the EU member states with the smallest share of mobile nationals after Germany were the United Kingdom (1.1 percent), followed by Sweden and France (both 1.3 percent).

Eurostat said the free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the EU.

"EU citizens are entitled to look for a job in another EU country, work there without a work permit, live there and enjoy equal treatment with nationals in access to employment, working conditions and all other social and tax advantages," it said. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Mayıs 2018, 16:34