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official titleCouncil Directive 68/360/EEC of 15 October 1968 on the abolition of restrictions on movement and residence within the Community for workers of Member States and their families
|Publication in Official Journal||19-10-1968; Special edition in English: Chapter I Volume 1968|
|Effect||16-10-1968; Entry into force Date notif.|
|End of validity||29-04-2006; Repealed by 32004L0038|
|Transposition||16-07-1969; See Art 12
01-07-1973; See 172BN11/8
Council Directive 68/360/EEC of 15 October 1968 on the abolition of restrictions on movement and residence within the Community for workers of Member States and their families
Official Journal L 257 , 19/10/1968 P. 0013 - 0016
Finnish special edition: Chapter 5 Volume 1 P. 0044
Danish special edition: Series I Chapter 1968(II) P. 0477
Swedish special edition: Chapter 5 Volume 1 P. 0044
English special edition: Series I Chapter 1968(II) P. 0485
Greek special edition: Chapter 05 Volume 1 P. 0043
Spanish special edition: Chapter 05 Volume 1 P. 0088
Portuguese special edition Chapter 05 Volume 1 P. 0088
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 15 October 1968 on the abolition of restrictions on movement and residence within the Community for workers of Member States and their families (68/360/EEC)
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 49 thereof;
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission;
Having regard to the Opinion of the European Parliament1;
Having regard to the Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee2;
Whereas Council Regulation (EEC) No 1612/683 fixed the provisions governing freedom of movement for workers within the Community ; whereas, consequently, measures should be adopted for the abolition of restrictions which still exist concerning movement and residence within the Community, which conform to the rights and privileges accorded by the said Regulation to nationals of any Member State who move in order to pursue activities as employed persons and to members of their families;
Whereas the rules applicable to residence should, as far as possible, bring the position of workers from other Member States and members of their families into line with that of nationals;
Whereas the co-ordination of special measures relating to the movement and residence of foreign nationals, justified on grounds of public policy, public security of public health, is the subject of the Council Directive of 25 February 1964,4 adopted in application of Article 56 (2) of the Treaty;
HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:
Member States shall, acting as provided in this Directive, abolish restrictions on the movement and residence of nationals of the said States and of members of their families to whom Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 applies.
1.Member States shall grant the nationals referred to in Article 1 the right to leave their territory in order to take up activities as employed persons and to pursue such activities in the territory of another Member State. Such right shall be exercised simply on production of a valid identity card or passport. Members of the family shall enjoy the same right as the national on whom they are dependent.
2.Member States shall, acting in accordance with their laws, issue to such nationals, or renew, an identity card or passport, which shall state in particular the holder's nationality.
3.The passport must be valid at least for all Member States and for countries through which the holder must pass when travelling between Member States. Where a passport is the only document on which the holder may lawfully leave the country, its period of validity shall be not less than five years.
4.Member States may not demand from the nationals referred to in Article 1 any exit visa or any equivalent document.
1.Member States shall allow the persons referred to in Article 1 to enter their territory simply on production of a valid identity card or passport.
2.No entry visa or equivalent document may be demanded save from members of the family who are not nationals of a Member State. Member States shall accord to such persons every facility for obtaining any necessary visas.
1.Member States shall grant the right of residence in...
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