Social security and pensions

Robin C. A. White

in Workers, Establishment, and Services in the European Union

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780198267768
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683367 | DOI:

Series: Workers, Establishment, and Services in the European Union

Social security and pensions

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There are two principal features of social security systems that constitute obstacles to the free movement of persons. These are nationality and residence requirements, and the territorial nature of many aspects of social security entitlement. This chapter shows how the Community has responded to the obstacles to free movement of persons that would exist if it did not concern itself with social security entitlements. It also examines the harmonizing work of the Community in the field of equal treatment in social security entitlements, and discusses how Community law is involved in pension entitlements.

Keywords: social security systems; free movement; nationality; residence requirements; pension entitlements

Chapter.  12744 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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