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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.
Research from EconPol Europe, linked to the recent findings of the Data Envelope Analysis on efficient public expenditure, finds there is significant scope for expenditure savings for governments in advanced economies, with the “optimal” spend being just 35% of GDP.