About: worker mobility

Lalko Dulevski: Bulgarians are not emigrants at heart

The Bulgarian Economic and Social Council (ESC) suggested that the country's government implement a number of economic measures to encourage Bulgarians living abroad to return home. EURACTIV's Bulgarian partner portal Dnevnik.bg talked to ESC Chairman, Professor Lalko Dulevski, about the proposals.

‘Hungarians must open their eyes to the world’

Thirty months into Hungary's EU membership, it has become clear that the prospect of a far larger labour market has failed to enthuse the country's workforce. EURACTIV's Hungarian partner portal Euractiv.hu talked to István Hegedüs, sociologist and chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society.

Workers’ movement ‘blocked for political, not economic reasons’

Member states lock workers from Central and Eastern Europe out of their labour markets, in spite of research which suggests that both sides would benefit from granting them access. In two reports, the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) questioned the rationality of these so-called transitional measures. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com, ECAS Director Tony Venables explains the pros and cons of workers' mobility in Europe. 

Commissioner Špidla: Mobility is an opportunity, not a panacea

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Vladimír Špidla comments on the European Year of Workers' Mobility and the challenge of pitching the benefits of mobility to the peoples of Europe.

Interview: Commissioner Spidla on labour mobility in the EU-8

As the accession of Bulgaria and Romania draws closer, some EU members in Eastern Central Europe are discussing the prospect of workers from the two countries trying to find work in neighbouring countries. EURACTIV.sk asked Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Vladimir Spidla what he thinks about the issue.