Migration in the EU

14-06-2013

This document focuses on migration within the EU, in the context of both EU citizens’ rights of free movement and residence, and of Member States’ diverse citizenship and labour migration laws. It looks into the topic with the intention of clarifying concepts and answering a number of questions: how many EU and non-EU citizens can be counted as migrants within the EU? How do migrants impact the national labour markets and what living conditions do they encounter in their new country of residence?

This document focuses on migration within the EU, in the context of both EU citizens’ rights of free movement and residence, and of Member States’ diverse citizenship and labour migration laws. It looks into the topic with the intention of clarifying concepts and answering a number of questions: how many EU and non-EU citizens can be counted as migrants within the EU? How do migrants impact the national labour markets and what living conditions do they encounter in their new country of residence?