17 December 2015
There are at least three institutional factors – the nature of the labour market, the type of welfare state, and social norms on the meaning and boundaries of “citizenship” – that differ across EU countries and can help explain why the UK has taken the lead in demanding reform of free movement.
25 June 2015
Continuing to insist on both unrestricted migration and equal access to national welfare states for EU workers has the potential to undermine the political sustainability of ‘free movement’ because it does not take adequate account of important differences in the labour markets and welfare states across EU member states.
20 October 2014
Most labour immigration policies include a “labour market test”, which aims to protect local workers aginst competition with migrants. But who exactly are the “local workers”? Who should be protected against whom?