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Freedom of Movement within the Social and Labourmarket Area in the Nordic Countries

Summary of obstacles and potential solutions

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Removing barriers to mobility and encouraging crossborder freedom of movement have long been priorities for the Nordic countries. A series of analyses and reports have addressed the issue. In Punkaharju in 2007, the Nordic prime ministers decided that it was time for this work to enter into a more operational phase and they set up the Freedom of Movement Forum. In addition to safeguarding citizens' rights, work on this issue makes the Nordic countries more competitive and promotes economic growth.

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Administrative issues

Processing times for decisions on social and unemployment insurance benefit cases vary in the Nordic countries. For EU cases, processing times can be longer, since the institution responsible may need to obtain information from the corresponding institution in another country. This can cause financial difficulties for the individuals involved.

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