The social security law of the European Union (EU) has become of vital significance to persons living or working in EU Member States. The creation of the European Economic Area and the start of the task of accession of the candidate Members (Eastern European countries) has further increased its impact.
This book describes EU social security law, beginning with the rules relevant to migrant workers. Coverage includes Regulations 1408/71 and 574/72 and the case law of the Court of Justice of the EC. The book analyses the contributions of these judgements to the development of coordination law and to the realisation of the objective of free movement of workers.
The second part of the book focuses on harmonisation initiatives, both generally and in the context of specific areas of development. The law on equal treatment of men and women is a particularly active part of EU social security law. The Court of Justice has issued several main decisions on the subject (the Barber and Kohll and Decker judgments, for example). This book enables the reader to understand the recent developments and to grasp the present state of law.
A separate chapter analyses the fight against poverty as an objective of EU social security law and the instruments developed for this purpose.
This is the completely revised and updated third edition of this authoritative work.
- Introduction: Why is Coordination Necessary?
- A Brief Overview of Non-EU Coordination Instruments
- The European Union and the European Economic Area
- The Structure of Regulation 1408/71
- The Territorial Scope of Regulation 1408/71
- The Personal Scope of Regulation 1408/71
- The Material Scope of Regulation 1408/71
- The General Rules for Determining the Legislation Applicable
- The Equal Treatment Provisions in the Treaty and in Regulation 1408/71
- The Equal Treatment Provisions of Regulation 1612/68
- Residence Requirements
- The General Rules against Overlapping
- Sickness and Maternity Benefits
- Invalidity, Survivors' and Old-Age Pensions
- Family Benefits and Family Allowances
- Unemployment Benefits
- The Relation between the Regulation and Other Treaties
- Agreements of the EU with Third Countries
- The Directive on Safeguarding Supplementary Pension Rights
- Some Conclusions on the Development of Coordination Law
- Harmonisation Initiatives of Non-EU Organisations
- Harmonisation Initiatives of the European Union
- Equal Pay for Men and Women: Article 141 EC
- Equal Treatment in Statutory Social Security: Directive 79/7
- Equal Treatment of Men and Women: The Other Directives
- Towards a Social Europe?