Geographical labour mobility in the context of the crisis – European Commission

Pub. Date
10 July, 2013
Pub. Type

 - EThe widening economic asymmetries within the European Union have called into question the ability of labour mobility to act as a shock absorber within the EU. While free movement of workers within the EU was established more than 40 years ago, the rate of mobility within the EU has remained relatively low compared to other free mobility regions such as the US, Canada and Australia. While emigration from the Periphery has increased significantly since 2008, in absolute terms the level of mobility flows from this region remains extremely limited.