Impacts Of The Eu Free Movement Policy

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This essay will be focused on risks and benefits of migration for European states and societies. Although some critics are in favor of an increased flow of migration and a borderless European economy, since 2004 the issue of migration possessed a lot of controversy. One must admit that there are certainly both advantages and disadvantages of migration, yet the evidence suggests that it is more beneficial than hazardous. This study will focus on several impacts of the EU free movement policy. I will begin by describing the potential incentives of migration, and introducing the argument. First section will focus on the impact migration has on the European labor market. Second section will look at the impact of migration on economic growth…show more content…
One needs to understand the importance of knowing the potential incentives of the issue of migration because they affect the effectivenes of building solutions to eradicate the problem. The free movement of people which is one of the so-called «four freedoms» of services, labour, capital and goods, is an essential principle of European market. Undoubtedly, «globalization has transformed migratory flows, immigration policies, and citizenship» and large income disparities (per capita income in the eight new memeber states is around one-third that of Britain) made the UK a potentially attractive destination for A8 immigrants. One can argue that migration is benefial for European states and societies – as a new OECD study shows, migration within the EU is beneficial because it reduces unempoloyment in the countries of origin and fills vacancies in destination countries, therefore it benefits the European labour market. This is echoed by the recent article which revealed that migration is benefitical on the macro level as it has a positive financial contribution overall. Moreover, The EU 's free movement rules cause migratory flows that expand Europe 's economy as a whole. Furthermore,
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