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UK economy helped by workers from eastern Europe

9:02 09/02/2006
The influx of workers from central and eastern Europe has boosted Britain's economy, relieved skilled shortages and cut unemployment lines, the European Commission says. Britain had reaped the...

New EU countries no longer need Australia transit visas

13:26 28/10/2005
Australia's Acting Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, John Cobb, today announced that transit without visa (TWOV) privileges will be extended to countries that have...

UK to help Malta fight illegal immigration

12:20 25/10/2005
Maltese Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi and British Home Secretary Charles Clarke on Monday agreed on the need for closer cooperation between Malta and Britain and to tackle the issue of illegal...

New trends in migration to the UK: report

13:58 20/10/2005
New figures show that about 111,000 workers came to the UK from the new EU countries in the past year. That figure is up from 20,000, the number that arrived before EU enlargement in May 2004. The...

Immigration figures from new EU member states vary widely

14:17 02/06/2005
Germany's DIW Institute estimates that up to 150,000 people from the ten newest EU member states have immigrated to the older members since May 2004. Economic research group DIW found that more than...

UK work scheme for new EU members going as planned

18:07 24/02/2005
The worker registration scheme for nationals of new European Union member states employed in the UK isrunning smoothly, according to a statement released by the Home Officeon February 22. The scheme...

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