Spain will no longer be able to decide on its own the time restrictions for Romanian workers will be lifted, namely, December 31, 2012, as Madrid authorities had intended, official sources in Brussels stated, yesterday, for Mediafax.
“The European Commission (EC) will call on Spain to present quarterly reports concerning the state of the labour market. The Commission will be entitled to call on Spain to lift restrictions at any time,” the official sources stated. The EC decided that, based on the trends reported, it would be entitled to decide at any point whether the measures adopted should be limited or eliminated, in full or for certain sectors or regions. “Spain has to hand in the first monitoring report by the end of the year,” the aforementioned sources added. The EC’s official position was to be presented today. The Spanish government decided, on July 22, to reintroduce work permits for Romanian citizens.