Friday, October 24, 2014   

Cameron enlists support for action on EU immigration 'abuse'
(06-10 19:01)

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he had reached an agreement with his German, Dutch and Swedish counterparts to tackle ''abuse of free movement'' in the European Union.
''We've agreed that we should work together to address the abuse of free movement,'' he said at a mini-summit on the European economy near Stockholm with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Ministers Fredrik Reinfeldt and Mark Rutte.
''It is a right that people should be able to move across Europe to work but they should not be able to free ride on the back of welfare systems,'' he added.
However Swedish prime minister Fredrick Reinfeldt -- a vocal proponent of more open labor immigration -- did not mention the issue and Chancellor Angela Merkel used more careful wording, mentioning ''movement of workers'' as an important area to develop within the EU's internal market.--AFP   
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