Free Movement of Persons in the European Union: An Overview

15-09-1998

The right of free movement of persons is one of the main objectives of the EC Treaty and plays a vital role for the achievement of a single market. What are the Schengen Agreements for the citizens of the Union and for the third country nationals? What is the current situation regarding the application of the right to move freely within the European Union for the nationals of the Member States? What are the rights of the third country nationals who want to enter, reside and work within the Union? What new perspectives will the Treaty of Amsterdam bring in the field of free movement of persons and the immigration policy of the Union?

The right of free movement of persons is one of the main objectives of the EC Treaty and plays a vital role for the achievement of a single market. What are the Schengen Agreements for the citizens of the Union and for the third country nationals? What is the current situation regarding the application of the right to move freely within the European Union for the nationals of the Member States? What are the rights of the third country nationals who want to enter, reside and work within the Union? What new perspectives will the Treaty of Amsterdam bring in the field of free movement of persons and the immigration policy of the Union?