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Parliamentary questions
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13 February 2020
E-003934/2019(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Schmit
on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-003934/2019

Regulation (EC) 883/2004(1) on the coordination of social security coordination does not specify any deadlines for exchange of information between Member States.

However, it states that, in accordance with the principle of good administration, the institutions should respond to all the queries within a reasonable period of time and should provide the persons concerned with any information required for exercising the rights conferred on them.

If this principle is not applied correctly, representatives of the Member States can refer the issue to the Administrative Commission for Coordination of Social Security Systems, which is composed of representatives of the Member States, assisted where necessary by expert advisers and deals with all administrative questions arising from the interpretation of Regulation (EC) 883/2004.

It should be also underlined that thanks to the introduction of the Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information, digital exchanges between institutions are increasing including in cases related to unemployment benefits for mobile citizens.

Lastly, the recently established European Labour Authority (ELA) will assists national authorities in cooperating for the effective enforcement of the rules in particular related to labour mobility, including the social security coordination rules.

(1)https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02004R0883-20140101
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