Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will have the opportunity to work in 52 sectors of the French labour market once the two countries join the EU on January 1, 2007, according to It quotes the French minister delegate for European Affairs, Catherine Colonna, during a visit to Bulgaria.

Colonna said citizens of the two countries will be immediately allowed to work in France, despite that citizens of the countries that joined the EU in 2004 faced a two-year period of restrictions in this regard.

The 52 economic sectors include agriculture, tourism and construction works.