Social Europe & Well-being

Single European Labour Market Task Force


EU immigration policy: act now before it is too late
20 June 2013
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

EU member states are making negotiations regarding EU labour migration rules very difficult. Despite the narrow scope of these texts, there is no appetite among governments to make any push in this field. In this Commentary, Yves Pascouau addresses problems deriving from the imbalances of EU immigration policy and identifies some possible ways forward in particular regarding labour migration.


Making progress towards the completion of the Single European Labour Market
28 May 2013
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Alex Lazarowicz (External authors), Francesco Nicoli (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC), Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Issue Paper, the authors propose an ambitious and comprehensive strategy towards labour mobility. This strategy aims to address obstacles to mobility, as well as create incentives to encourage people to move. It also aims to reinforce the role of public policies, both at the EU and national level, in order to address potential costs and optimise a better allocation of human resources.

Making progress towards the completion of the Single European Labour Market


Intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals - State of play and prospects
25 April 2013
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

This Discussion Paper by Yves Pascouau aims to explore how intra-EU mobility could be improved at EU level. It analyses existing EU rules and concludes that the right to freedom of movement is awarded to limited categories of third-country nationals and under different regimes which do not make mobility attractive.


A dangerous UK consensus on free movement of workers in the EU
21 March 2013
Alex Lazarowicz (External authors)

This Commentary by Alex Lazarowicz tracks the change in mood in the UK debate on the free movement of workers in the EU.


EU's labour migration policy
29 October 2012
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In the Framework of the Charles Ullens’ Prize, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, Yves Pascouau has written an article on “EU’s labour migration policy: state of play and perspectives".


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