They transport goods from Europe to Britain, export British produce to the EU, or recruit scientists and researchers... AFP has spoken to six people whose lives will be directly affected by Brexit
The European Union Commission has planned to pay out billions of euros as loans for workers affected by the corona virus pandemic, as part of the EU's recession recovery plan.
Romanian workers are in high demand as farms and home care firms in western Europe clamour for help from the east, even with borders closed because of the coronavirus pandemic
Furloughed because of the pandemic, airline and hotel employees in Sweden are retraining to work as hospital and nursing home assistants as the country's death toll exceeds 1,200
Workers who rely on shuttling across frontiers in Central Europe face a difficult dilemma now that the coronavirus pandemic has seen several countries shut their borders
The European auto industry has warned of catastrophic effects of a no-deal Brexit saying it would have a "seismic" impact on car-making
Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools again in early January as the country's largest union stepped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.