Originally Posted by gus-lopez
" Right of permanent residence "
"Union citizens acquire the right of permanent residence in the host Member State after a five-year period of uninterrupted legal residence, provided that an expulsion decision has not been enforced against them. This right of permanent residence is no longer subject to any conditions. The same rule applies to family members who are not nationals of a Member State and who have lived with a Union citizen for five years. The right of permanent residence is lost only in the event of more than two successive years' absence from the host Member State."
Right of Union citizens and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States
ah - that's not what was on the link given last time.............. interesting........