July 2, 2014
Among the four basic freedoms the EU offers its citizens free movement of labour has traditionally lagged behind, due to cultural and linguistic obstacles and, above all a natural of human longing to stay close to their home.
The economic crisis with its unprecedented high unemployment rates, especially among young people, and high income differentials between well-to-do and poor member countries has given a new push to intra-European migration.
Migration is particularly popular among people with relatively low educational levels on the one hand, who migrate mostly for seasonal jobs in agriculture and hotel services, and for highly qualified business school and engineering school graduates who apply for well-paid jobs with top international companies like Google, Siemens or Accenture and do not mind to stay for good in another EU country.
Linguistic skills have improved enormously since 1958 when free labour movement was introduced among the original Six. College graduates naturally speak and […]