By Mike Meade a member of one of the SY2E – Remain in the EU groups.
There is a prevalent notion that an EU country (like Britain) must accept the residency of any other EU national (like Romanians).
This is not the case. Those with serious criminal records anywhere in the EU can be refused settlement rights.
An EU country can refuse the right to settle to any EU citizen (except their own nationals) who don’t work and are unable to support themselves.
All Union citizens have the right of residence on the territory of another Member State for a period of longer than three months if they:
(a) are workers or self-employed persons in the host Member State; or
(b) have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State during their period of residence…
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