Greece became the 12th EU nation to shut the door on Croatian workers after Deputy Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos announced that Greece will enforce labour restriction options on Croatian workers for at least 2 years.
Greece joins France, Luxembourg, Austria, Cyprus, Belgium, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom as nations to impose restrictions on Croatian job seekers. With Greece’s current unemployment problem the decision is sure to go down without much fuss in Croatia. EU nations can restrict workers for a maximum period of 7 years under EU laws.
10 nations have announced that they will not impose any restrictions on Croatian job seekers, those nations are Sweden, Romania, Hungary, Ireland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. Still no decision from Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Poland or Portugal has been announced as yet.