Article Eight of the Free Movement Directive
goes on to state that for periods of residence longer than three months, the host Member State may require Union citizens to register with the relevant authorities.
The document commits to: giving EU citizens plenty of time to apply, with a 2-year grace period after we leave the EU to make an application for settled status, minimising the documentary evidence that applicants need to provide and enabling caseworkers to contact applicants to resolve minor issues, keeping the cost of an application to no more than that of a British passport, giving EU citizens a statutory right of appeal, in line with their current rights through the Free Movement Directive
, if their application is unsuccessful
The draft decree modifying the application in Italy of the Free Movement Directive
(2004/38) "poses problems of compatibility with Community law," says the Commission.
A further reality is that all that is needed to solve the current immigration crisis is to tear up the free movement directive
(2004/38/ EC) and create a new one.
The Commission argued that Cyprus has failed to correctly transpose and apply the Free Movement Directive
, under which, member states may require EU citizens to report their presence in their territory within a reasonable and non-discriminatory period of time and penalise non-compliance using "proportionate and non-discriminatory sanctions".
The most vocal argue that he should renegotiate theA Free Movement directive
to keep them out, or limit access to social services, while insisting that Britain can remain part of the single market.