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The density of voters in polling regions limits the secrecy of voting and can affect the outcome of Italian elections, according to new research from EconPol Europe. And, say researchers, countries with a similar voting mechanism will experience the same effect.
Majority voting can leave outvoted EU Member States feeling disadvantaged and jeopardise political cohesion in the EU, according to EconPol researcher Friedrich Heinemann (ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim).
Freedom of movement of workers in the EU has doubled since the beginning of the century and is largely beneficial from east to west, but south to north emigration could be detrimental to sending countries.
These are the findings of economists Cinzia Alcidi and Daniel Gros (CEPS, Brussels), who examined the factors driving growth in intra-EU labor mobility in an opinion article for EconPol.
EconPol Europe: Financial incentives and investment into digital skills essential for productivity growth
Providing financial incentives for companies to invest in productivity-enhancing technologies and practices is the key to productivity growth, according to a new report from EconPol Europe.