Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS
Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS); vorerst online via Zoom, Link wird mit den Einladungen verschickt!
Forschungslabor: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“
Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr (Lehrstuhl) oder 16–18 Uhr (Graduiertenschule und Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus)
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)
Although the free movement of workers is a fundamental right of all citizens of the European Union (EU), transition to full labour mobility has been the most controversial issue regarding the enlargement of the EU in 2004 and 2007. In both enlargement rounds, the countries of the 'old' EU have applied a seven-year transitional period to restrict the access to their labour markets of workers from the new Member States. From 1 May 2011 the 15 non-accession EU countries are no longer allowed to treat workers from eight Central and Eastern European countries that joined the Union on 1 May 2004 differently from other EU workers.
While most 'old' EU countries had little migration relations to Central and Eastern European countries before 2004, Germany has been absorbing particularly large flows of migration due to labour immigration after the fall of the Iron Curtain, reunification in 1990 and ethnic German immigration among other migration streams. As a consequence, German immigration policy became ever stricter. After the 2004 enlargement, Germany proved to be a fierce believer in immigration restrictions.
Has Germany's strict immigration regime vis-à-vis the new Member States been a success over the past seven years? Will Germany once again become an important destination of migration from Central and Eastern Europe following 1 May 2011?
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