European Union (Accessions) Act 2006



European Union (Accessions) Act 2006

2006 Chapter 2

An Act to make provision consequential on the treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, signed at Luxembourg on 25th April 2005; and to make provision in relation to the entitlement of nationals of those states to enter or reside in the United Kingdom as workers.

[16th February 2006]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Accession treaty

1 Accession treaty

(1) In section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68)

, in the definition of ‘The Treaties’ and ‘the Community Treaties’, after paragraph (q) insert—and

‘(r) the treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, signed at Luxembourg on 25th April 2005;

’.

(2) For the purposes of section 12 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (c. 24)

(ratification of treaties), the treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, signed at Luxembourg on 25th April 2005, is approved.

S-2 Freedom of movement for workers

2 Freedom of movement for workers

(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision concerning—

(a) the entitlement of a national of an acceding State to enter or reside in the United Kingdom as a worker;

(b) any matter ancillary to that entitlement.

(2) The provision that may be made by regulations under this section includes provision which applies (with or without modification) a specified enactment relating to—

(a) the entitlement of a national of an EEA State to enter or reside in the United Kingdom as a worker, or

(b) any matter ancillary to that entitlement,

to a national of an acceding State as it applies in relation to a national of an EEA State.

(3) Regulations under this section may (in particular) include provision the effect of which is—

(a) to make it a requirement that a national of an acceding State working in the United Kingdom be registered in accordance with the regulations;

(b) to make it a requirement that a fee is payable in respect of applications or registration under the regulations;

(c) to make it an offence for an employer to employ a national of an acceding...

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