France opens its labour market to Czechs this summer

France is going to open its labour market to the countries of Middle and Eastern Europe, which have entered the EU in 2004. It was announced at a press conference in Warsaw by the French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

The French foreign minister Bernard Koucher has confirmed the news, with a comment that the people will need some kind of permission, but he didn’t specified how it will look like.

The French labour market is partly accessible since January 2005. During that time, no greater flow of employees took place, the media talk about 5000 workers in two years, mainly Poles.

This would be the opposite decision to the one of Germany and Austria. Germany have announced a few weeks ago, they are going to protect the labour market against workers from the East for two more years. The regulation so doesn’t end in 09, but in 2011.

Countries where Czechs work without restrictions:
The Great Britain
Ireland
Sweden
Greece
Finland
Spain
Portugal
Italy
The Netherlands

Still with some restrictions
Belgium
Germany
Austria

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