Europe to take Britain to court over immigrant benefits
Rowena MasonBrussels will object to Britain's application of an extra test that could have stopped eligible immigrants from EU countries getting benefits.
European officials believe thousands of EU nationals that have lived and worked in Britain could have been discriminated against and unfairly denied the right to welfare payments.
As a result, the Commission is taking Britain to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in a landmark case.
It is preparing a case despite David Cameron's recent efforts to stop immigrants "abusing" the NHS and other public services in a practice known as "benefit tourism".
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"Europe to take Britain to court over immigrant benefits", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/europe-to-take-britain-to-court-over-immigrant-benefits