France is the latest country about to partially open the labor market for Romanian and Bulgarian workers on January 1st, 2007, after Romania’s and Bulgaria’s accession to the European Union, according to an official statement by Catherine Colonna, the French Minister for European Affairs.

The French minister added that Romania would be subject to the same restrictions that served as default in 8 cases of the past 10 EU accessed countries.

Starting in May 2007, citizens from Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Czech Republic are allowed to practice 61 types of jobs in France, including agriculture, public works, hotel businesses, commerce and cleaning services.