THE CITIZENS of eastern European countries which have signed association agreements with Brussels, paving the way for their accession to the European Union, cannot be refused the right to live in a Member State, if they can become successfully self-employed, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

In a case regarding five Polish, Czech and Bulgarian nationals who were seeking to stay in the UK, the ECJ was asked by the High Court to advise on the employment and residency rights that they had gained because of the ...

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