As an EU citizen

Finns are not only Finnish but also EU citizens. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union brings together the fundamental rights of an EU citizen, which complement national rights. There are more than half a billion EU citizens altogether.

A citizen of the European Union shall have the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States, without discrimination. He may stand for and vote in the European elections. He or she is also entitled to diplomatic and consular assistance from non-EU authorities in non-EU countries, as long as there is no embassy or embassy in that country.

An EU citizen can study, work, pursue a profession or set up a business in any Member State. In these cases, he does not have to think about work permits or visas. He can also look for work in another member state for three months without losing his unemployment benefits in his home country. When retiring to another EU country, a citizen is entitled to a statutory pension in his / her new country of residence. He is also, subject to certain conditions, entitled to reimbursement of hospital care received in another Member State.

EU citizens have a red passport. Passports do not need to be presented when travelling by train and crossing internal EU borders. Inspections are carried out only in the new Member States, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

You can find a lot of information on the European Union here!