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Document 12002E039

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)
Part Three: Community policies
Title III: Free movement of persons, services and capital
Chapter 1: Workers
Article 39
Article 48 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)
Article 48 - EEC Treaty

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 51–51 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version) - Part Three: Community policies - Title III: Free movement of persons, services and capital - Chapter 1: Workers - Article 39 - Article 48 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version) - Article 48 - EEC Treaty

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0051 - 0051
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0193 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0020 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)

Part Three: Community policies

Title III: Free movement of persons, services and capital

Chapter 1: Workers

Article 39

Article 48 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

Article 48 - EEC Treaty

Article 39

1. Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Community.

2. Such freedom of movement shall entail the abolition of any discrimination based on nationality between workers of the Member States as regards employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment.

3. It shall entail the right, subject to limitations justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health:

(a) to accept offers of employment actually made;

(b) to move freely within the territory of Member States for this purpose;

(c) to stay in a Member State for the purpose of employment in accordance with the provisions governing the employment of nationals of that State laid down by law, regulation or administrative action;

(d) to remain in the territory of a Member State after having been employed in that State, subject to conditions which shall be embodied in implementing regulations to be drawn up by the Commission.

4. The provisions of this article shall not apply to employment in the public service.

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