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Intra-EU labor mobility doubles in two decades, with northern member states preferred destinations

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.

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