Commission discusses revision of social security coordination rules

This afternoon, the College of Commissioners will discuss a proposal to amend the legislation on social security coordination within the European Union. The coordination of social security systems at EU-level ensures that mobile citizens do not lose their social protection when moving to another Member State. The rules exist since 1959, and are regularly modernised to ensure that they are fit-for-purpose and respond to the social and economic reality in the EU. The new proposal is part of the 2016 Commission Work Programme and the Commission’s efforts to facilitate labour mobility, ensure fairness for those who move and for taxpayers, and provide better tools for cooperation between Member State authorities.