EU Commission: welfare brake for Britain could apply immediately

February 1, 2016 11:59 AM

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EU Commission: welfare brake for Britain could apply immediately

BRUSSELS The European Commission has prepared a proposal on a "welfare brake" that Britain could apply immediately to deny benefit payments to working migrants, but it has not been shared with other European governments yet, the Commission said on Monday.

Britain wants EU agreement on measures to curb migration -- the most difficult of four areas Prime Minister David Cameron wants to renegotiate before holding a referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017.

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