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Work permit no longer required for Eastern European workers

May 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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The most recent Bill to amend the Danish Aliens Act, which intended to abolish the transitional arrangement for workers from the new EU member states, has been adopted by the Danish Parliament with effect from 1 May 2009.

As a result of the amendment, and as mentioned in our previous commentary on the Bill, nationals of the new EU member states are now entitled to work in Denmark without applying for a residence and work permit. They will only be required to apply to the relevant regional state administration for a registration certificate if their stay in Denmark exceeds 3 months. This means that workers from the new EU member states are now on an equal footing with workers from the other EU member states.

The Bill was passed as introduced.

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