25 October 2016

Cross-border employment: on paper it seems settled, but in practice it is difficult

In spite of the negotiations about a Europe without borders held 25 years ago in Maastricht, there appear to be many obstacles to cross-border cooperation. Free movement of people, goods, services and capital are hampered by the way EU member states have implemented EU law, by the quality of national law and by its application in practice. This results from the 2016 cross-border impact assessment conducted by the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and mobility / ITEM, that will be presented at the yearly ITEM conference on the 28th of October.