March 2013

It is with great pleasure that I present to you this spring 2013 trESS E-newsletter, which will give you an insight in the latest developments in the project as well as in the ever developing field of EU social security coordination.

In this edition, we will present you the activities you can expect from the project in the newly started working year, which will be filled with interesting events and publications. The analytical branch of the network will focus on burning issues like the key challenges for the Coordination Regulations in the near future, but will also analyse very specific topics such as ‘prioritising of the right to sickness benefits in kind’ or ‘medical examination and administrative checks’. Besides this, you can also expect a new ‘European report’ in 2013, taking stock of the current implementation problems with regard to EU coordination of social security at the national level. This report will also put particular focus on new developments and emerging issues.

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News from trESS

trESS 2013 kick-off

Reporting on the implementation of the Coordination Regulations at national level continues to be one of the most important activities of trESS.

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trESS 2013 seminar calendar

We are delighted to present you the new round of trESS seminars for this working year.

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Inside the European Commission: News from the Commission

Information on social protection: MISSOC
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Commission requests Romania to pay pensions to Greek citizens corresponding to the time worked in Romania 
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Commission refers The Netherlands to Court for discriminating against pensioners abroad
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Survey on the performance of the PROGRESS programme
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Commission authorises Spain to extend existing temporary restrictions on Romanian workers
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Recent developments in the determination of the applicable legislation

Ms Fleur Veltkamp is a seconded national expert in the Unit ‘Free movement of workers and coordination of social security systems’ of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. She took up this post in 2010. Before, she worked at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in the Netherlands. She was prepared to give us in-depth information about the recent update of the ‘Practical Guide on the legislation that applies to workers’ and the Commission’s recent initiatives in the area of highly mobile workers.

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III. News from the ECJ

(Case C-619/11) Dumont de Chassart v ONAFTS

(Case C-282/11) Salgado González v INSS and TGSS

(Case C-127/11) van den Booren v RvP

Comment on the ECJ judgment Caves Krier Frères by Mrs. Nicole Kerschen

SSC literature corner

A selection of recent publications in the field of EU social security coordination.

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This e-newsletter has been produced under the responsibility of Yves Jorens.
Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Law, Universiteitstraat 4, B - 9000 Ghent, BELGIUM