EP discussion on the benefits and challenges of freedom of movement in the EU

EP discussion on the benefits and challenges of freedom of movement in the EU

In a debate held on the 22nd of October, MEPs discussed the benefits and challenges of freedom of movement in the EU.

While some praised the advantages for job seekers and countries alike, others questioned how mobility could affect services for local people.

During the debate European Commissioner for employment and social affairs Andor denied that migrants were a drain on the welfare system and stated that people migrate mainly for jobs and not benefits.

 

Find out more: [ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20131021STO22712/html/Welfare-tourism-drain-on-resources-or-unfounded-myth ]http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20131021STO22712/html/Welfare-tourism-drain-on-resources-or-unfounded-myth