BRUSSELS, May 1 (UPI) -- European Union workers from newer member states are being allowed to hunt for work inside four older member states.
Greece, Spain, Finland and Portugal have all agreed to remove worker restrictions, the BBC said Monday.
These countries join Britain, Ireland and Sweden -- the only member states of the older 15 nations that never introduced temporary measures against workers from the new member states.
The remaining west European governments, like Germany and Austria, will either keep their labor markets closed or open them gradually.
"It is a real success, as a few months ago nobody would have expected a half of these countries to be without any restrictions and most of the others choosing some way to weaken them," said Social Policy Commissioner Vladimir Spidla.