Brussels will have right to reject benefit curbs

Brussels will have right to reject benefit curbs

Britain’s right to limit benefits for European Union migrants will be at the mercy of MEPs who can veto the move under watered-down reforms secured by David Cameron yesterday.

The prime minister won the chance to implement an “emergency brake” on in-work benefits if Britain votes this year to remain in the EU.

However, a safeguard mechanism means that the European parliament would have a veto.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

Michel Deurinck, born in Brussels in 1950, started his career in the Belgian civil service, dedicating over 30 years to public service. Upon retirement, he pursued his passion for journalism. Transitioning into this new field, he quickly gained recognition for his insightful reporting on politics and culture. Deurinck's balanced and thoughtful approach to journalism has made him a respected figure in Belgian media.

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