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Questions tagged [freedom-of-movement]

Questions about freedom of movement across borders. This tag may be used in relation to the free movement of people, goods, services, labour, etc.

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Why does the EU-Turkey customs union not violate the single market principle?

In the Brexit negotiations the EU has rejected the British wish of being part of the single market but without free movement of people. Such a partial free market could lead to unfair competition and ...
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What prevents a US state from colonizing a smaller state?

Blue state California has a huge population, 39.5 million and urban rents are high. There are 130k homeless people. New York State has another 90k homeless people. Red state Wyoming has only 500k ...
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Freedom of movement directive after a hard Brexit

Would the freedom of movement directive automatically cease to apply to the UK after a hard Brexit or is some sort of parliamentary action necessary for that?
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Were the British always among the most skeptical about free movement of people in the EU?

... or did they become this way only after the EU enlargement in Central and Easter Europe (after the fall of the Iron Curtain)? If there's a need to back up the premise of the question... here's a ...
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Why do dictators ban their people from traveling?

I grew up in a country where we were not allowed to leave/travel to an other country even when we were able to do so – we had the resources and dual nationality. After two decades I still can't ...
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Why is it so hard to obtain gay marriage recognition at EU level?

According to this article two men who got married in 2010 and attempted to move to Romania realized that their marriage cannot be recognized: Romanian LGBT activist Adrian Coman and his American ...
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Why don't all developed countries sign freedom of labor agreements between each other?

In general, states try to restrict the movement of foreign labor because immigrants are seen as "taking jobs" from locals. However why cannot states with similar wage levels sign agreements to allow ...
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Can Austria deny non-Austrian EU citizens from taking a job?

According to this article, Austria's chancellor said that EU citizens should be barred from taking jobs if a qualified Austrian has applied to the same position [..] accused east European nations ...