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European Union (Accessions) Act 2006

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Citation  2006 c 2
Commencement  16 February 2006
Royal assent  16 February 2006
European Union (Accessions) Act 2006
Long title  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.

The European Union (Accessions) Act 2006 (c 2) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which ratified and legislated for the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union. It received Royal assent on 16 February 2006.

Contents

The Act is amended by articles 3, 4 and 6 of the Treaty of Lisbon (Changes in Terminology) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1043).

Section 1 - Accession treaty

Section 1(1) inserts section 1(2)(r) of the European Communities Act 1972.

Section 1(2) provides that the treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, signed at Luxembourg on 25 April 2005 is approved for purposes of section 12 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002.

Section 2 - Freedom of movement for workers

Section 2(1) provides:

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.
"Secretary of State"
This means one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.
Order made under this section
The Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/3317)

References

European Union (Accessions) Act 2006 Wikipedia


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