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FAQs

Zero-hours contracts are a form of flexible working that specify no minimum number of working hours a week. While the employee may sign an agreement to be available for work as and when required, the employer is not necessarily obliged to give the worker any work and the employee is not obliged to accept the work offered. The employee is expected to be on call and receives compensation only for hours worked.

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The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries).

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The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict. The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Since then, a huge single market has been created and continues to develop towards its full potential.

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The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union (the Council) and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU.

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EURES (European Employment Services) is a cooperation network formed by public employment services. Trade unions and employers’ organisations also participate as partners. The objective of the EURES network is to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area (EEA) (the 28 members of the European Union, plus Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) and Switzerland.

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Teachers' Corner contains all kinds of material for different age groups. Whether you want to teach your pupils about what the EU does, how it began and how it works or to debate EU policies in greater detail, you'll find plenty of inspiration here

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As an EU national, you're entitled to work — for an employer or as a self-employed person — in any EU Country in this case the 28 EU Member States + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland without needing a work permit.

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Have you experienced delays and cancellations? Do you have special mobility needs? As an air, rail, ship or bus passenger, you have rights when travelling in the EU in this case the 28 EU Member States + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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Yes when buying goods or services anywhere within the EU we all have the same consumer rights.

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What to do if you need unforeseen medical treatment while on a temporary stay in another EU Country in this case the 28 EU Member States + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland for example on holiday, a business trip, or while studying in another EU country for a short period.

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My company are sending me overseas to work what are the employment rules that they must follow? if your employer temporarily sends you from one European Economic Area (EEA) country to another. Then your employer must follow some of the employment rules of the country you’ve been posted to.

Example If the country you’re posted to has a higher minimum wage, your employer must give you that rate or higher. Your employer is allowed to offer you better employment terms and conditions than the minimum in the country you’ve been posted to.

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If you are staying for more than six months you will need to register it and pay any relevant taxes in the new country.

You must register your car normally within 6 months but some countries have a shorter registration period. Before leaving, you should check with the authorities of your new country when the period starts - from the moment you leave your home country or from the moment you arrive in your new country. You should also ask what documents will be requested as evidence.

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