"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Monday 7 April 2014

Migrants' Rights Network : EU Commission calls for greater clarity on family reunion rights


'The European Commission has issued a new communication which aims to clarify the right to family life for EU nationals who have exercised free movement in the European Union.

'The communication addresses the situation of EU nationals who have exercised a free movement right and who then wish to sponsor a family member to join them in the country in which they are established. 

'It describes family reunification as a "necessary way of making family life possible and migrants have the right to have their close family members join them if all the conditions of the Family Reunification Directive are fulfilled'

Previously : A clear legal regime for family members of non EU citizens -
Europe moves towards providing clarity and direction on free movement rights?


1 comment:

  1. I think this actually refers to sponsors who are third-party nationals who have a valid expectation of obtaining permanent residence, not EU nationals and their families. Nevertheless some of the general comments on how family reunifaction should be interpreted and percieved are positive for all.