Should Free Movement Be Restricted in the EU

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Subject Area:Finance

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The shift in focus from economic to political with grounds of globalization can be tied to the labor movement in the region. According to Krings (53), there has been no general liberalization of labor movement analogous to the free capital movement. Labour movement is regulated within a more manifestly political framework than capital movement. While capital movement is as much as the political and economic phenomenon, the negotiation between states which underpins the globalization of capital markets is much less overt and transparent than that relating to labor. The prevalence of free movement across Europe has been shown as to have adverse impacts on the regional economy. The agreement prohibits discrimination by nationality with focus on the premises of employment, remuneration and working conditions.

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The conditions for movement are built upon the assumptions of public policy, security and health and ultimately freedom of movement and employment offers. The Costs of Migrations into the European Economic Community (EEC Globaliza. tion has been of vital importance in European Union politics, especially in Europe. It has brought about increased integration and collaborations between different economies. This is on the basis that the economic participation of the workers gives them the right to be part of the social benefits even if they are migrants. The situation was challenged by the situation that the individuals were emanating from states that exhibited different developments as well as different migration patterns. This would make it hard or impossible for states to agree on giving the migrant worker equal benefits as those of their nationals.

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The most developed nations were afraid of n]an influx of migrants who would choke the national benefits of its citizens while origin states could not reciprocate the same benefits if nationalists from the more developed states moved to the less developed states. This opinion suggests that no benefits contributed by exportation or flow of payment to the underdeveloped nations that many provide the workers with enough supply. The Implications of Free Movement in Europe Verschueren(155) says that the opening up of integration and cooperation across the European Union has had implications across the states involved. The generous and mandatory benefits, especially in the more developed nations like Germany and France, has been a critical attraction for majority poor persons. This is despite the situation that the generous benefits being insurance‑based, requiring migrants to establish a contribution record through employment and the precondition in which the migrants who are not working are only nationalities in their own countries.

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The European Union has set rights encompassing non-contributory benefits have been developed for non-workers living outside their country of nationality. Such developments have been widely criticized on the basis that they are overstretching the economic foundations of the European Union and exposing the welfare provisions of member states to the unnecessary burden. (40) denote that Brexit negatively affected the economic foundations of the European Union in unforeseen ways. It was then that the union realized that there was the need to take back control of the continent especially with the security threat from Syrian refugees. To this extent, the focus has been shifted to the issue of immigration control. In this way, there will be a new way to defeat the problems developing from unrestricted movement in the continent.

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With such basis, there is justification for the reasons why values like freedom of work, study and retirement should not be affected as a way of maintaining diverse ethnicity. The natives are therefore made to compete for national resources, jobs, and services unfairly. In this principle, an influx of low skilled workers who are attracted by the benefits depresses the wages even for the locals from nationals from poorer states. The main concerns are the issues of balance of interests between the poor and rich nations. Despite this, the problem is highly contested as the labor-sending nations and the host nations seemingly benefit in equal measures. The movement of immigrants from poorer regions to the developed areas has gained to the host nations.

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Freedom of movement of persons is, in fact, one of the four freedoms on which the single market is based. As Carrera stated, "the abolition of border controls on persons while crossing the internal frontiers in the European Union constitutes a key ingredient of the freedom rationale in the EU area of freedom, security, and justice. " At the same time, a free movement is a useful tool to move towards deeper European integration and to enhance European identity and solidarity. Work cited Blauberger, Michael, and Susanne K. Schmidt. Zimmermann. "The free movement of workers in an enlarged European Union: Institutional underpinnings of economic adjustment. " Labor migration, EU enlargement, and the great recession. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2016. Krings, Torben. "Free movement or benefit tourism: the unreasonable burden of Brey.

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