Top EU court rules against welfare tourism

November 11, 2014 4:44 PM

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Top EU court rules against welfare tourism

LUXEMBOURG – The EU's top court ruled on Tuesday that member states do not have pay welfare to EU citizens coming solely to claim benefits offering welcome relief to governments under fire from anti-EU parties on immigration.

British Prime Minister David for whom the problem has become acute was quick to hail the decision as simple common sense. “I support the European Court of Justice ruling that curbs benefits tourism,” Cameron said on Twitter. Charges that the European Union's core freedom of movement principle has be...

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