The impact of European integration on the development of national labour markets


International Labour Office

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The project involved research on the evidence for the impact of continuing economic and monetary integration in Europe on labour market development. Integration of labour markets was found to have been limited to date, principally because of the continuing strength of national regulatory and fiscal practices reinforcing their fragmentation. It was concluded that while harmonisation of labour market rules and practices might increase with EMU, physical migration was likely to remain limited.