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European Union law

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An outline of European Union (EU) law relating to immigration and eligibility.

To make sense of the eligibility rules, it helps to outline the law of the EU (formerly the  European Community (EC) law) and the rights that it creates for EEA nationals. The Homelessness Regulations 2006 should be interpreted in the context of EU law.

Introduction to EU law

Introduction to the Treaties, Regulations and Directives of the European Union (EU). 

Scope of EU law

Defining the personal and material scope of EU law. 

EU law and eligibility for assistance

Relevant provisions of EU law for eligibility to homelessness assistance, including the Citizens' Directive. 

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