Eu enlargement and migration : assessing the labour market effects on eu member states
ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS
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EU enlargement has raised concern among scholars and politicians about the migration flows from Central and Eastern European countries and its impact on the labour markets of EU memeber states when the EU decided to accept the 10 CEE countries as new EU members. This paper aims to highlight the recent EU migration policy and assess the labour market effects of potential migration flows from CEE on current EU members. We find that the EU enlargement migration flows from GEE has only a limited impact on the labour market of The EU member states. Employment opportunity, geographic distance, and human capital endowment are the key factors determining the size of migration flows from GEE.