Citizen of the European Union Act

The Citizen of the European Union Act regulates the bases for stay and residence in Estonia of an EU citizen of and his or her family member, and establishes the obligation to leave Estonia for an EU citizen and his or her family member, as well as the bases for application of the prohibition on entry to Estonia.

Based on the Citizen of the European Union Act and  subsection 16 (8) of the Equal Treatment Act, the Commissioner acts as a contact point for cooperation between EU Member States in order to support the exercise of the right of free movement of employees and their family members who are citizens of an EU Member State and of an EEA Member State. We are guided by the principle that employees or officials, who are the citizens of an EU Member State and of an EEA Member State, must be treated in the same way as the Estonian citizens, regardless of their citizenship, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 on freedom of movement for workers within the Union.