The European Commission has today issued guidance to five EU Member States which have rules that compromise voting rights in national elections for citizens who have moved to another Member State other than their home country.

As Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU’s Justice Commissioner stated: “The right to vote is one of the fundamental political rights of citizenship. It is part of the very fabric of democracy. Depriving citizens of their right to vote once they move to another EU count...

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