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UK immigration statistics underestimated total by 350,000 in a decade

19:25 11/04/2014
The UK's Office for National Statistics says that it underestimated the true extent of immigration from Eastern Europe between 2001 and 2011 by about 350,000. It says that the error occurred because...

Lech Walesa accuses UK of immigration 'irrationality'

13:38 13/01/2014
The former Polish president Lech Walesa has accused the UK's prime minister David Cameron of behaving 'irrationally and short-sightedly' over immigration. Mr Walesa was speaking on Polish television...

Pressure grows within EU for immigration controls for Romanians and Bulgarians

14:25 29/11/2013
On 1st January 2014, transitional controls preventing most citizens of Bulgaria and Romania from traveling to live and work freely throughout the EU will expire. The controls were put in place in...

Minister 'not complacent' about Romanian immigration to UK

14:00 25/11/2013
The UK's immigration minister Mark Harper has predicted that there will not be a huge surge in immigration from Romania and Bulgaria when controls preventing most Bulgarians and Romanians from...

Sweden joins EU Blue Card scheme

10:16 23/08/2013
As of 1st August 2013, Sweden will be part of the EU's blue card work permit scheme. Sweden is the 24th country in Europe to sign up to the scheme. The Blue Card is a European work permit. While its...

UK minister says Romanian UK Immigration estimates are 'meaningless'

11:24 26/03/2013
Eric Pickles, the UK's Communities Minister, has revealed that a UK government report estimates that 12,700 Romanians and Bulgarians will settle in the UK in 2014. Speaking on 18th March 2013, Mr...

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