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    Bargaining bodies: The EU’s deal with Turkey has sacrificed Europe’s principles to appease domestic politics

Bargaining bodies: The EU’s deal with Turkey has sacrificed Europe’s principles to appease domestic politics

The EU and Turkey have agreed on the broad elements of a deal to help stem the flow of people across the Turkish border into the EU. Assessing the content of the agreement, Rebecca Bryant writes that the EU is on the brink of making a costly mistake for the sake of domestic expediency. She argues that rather than […]

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    One way or another, the UK’s referendum will settle whether British voters support free movement

One way or another, the UK’s referendum will settle whether British voters support free movement

Immigration from EU members states – with the related issue of entitlement to UK benefits – is among the most heated points of discussion in relation to David Cameron’s EU renegotiation. Jonathan Portes discusses the possible scenarios that might emerge from the renegotiation, writing that one way or another, the referendum will settle the question of whether British voters approve of free movement.

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    The ‘leave’ campaigns are ignoring the last 40 years of economic data

The ‘leave’ campaigns are ignoring the last 40 years of economic data

One of the key debates in the context of the UK’s EU referendum is whether a Brexit would help or hinder the British economy. Swati Dhingra argues that while both sides of the referendum campaign have a tendency to exaggerate figures, the last 40 years of data demonstrate clear economic benefits from the UK’s EU membership.

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A two-way street: how to make immigration work

Immigration is a key issue across Europe and is one of the main campaigning points in the UK’s referendum on its EU membership. Randall Hansen writes that opponents of immigration have two main concerns: that immigrants are bad for the national economy because they force wages down, and bad for culture as they are at odds with the liberal views […]

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    A reply to Anne Jenichen on the link between immigration and sexual violence

A reply to Anne Jenichen on the link between immigration and sexual violence

In a recent EUROPP article, Anne Jenichen argued that establishing tougher migration policies in response to the cases of sexual violence that took place in German cities on New Year’s Eve is unlikely to be successful. In a reply to the article, Daniel Falkiner argues that while restricting immigration will not solve the issue of sexual abuse in Germany, […]

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    We have been overlooking the relationship between immigration and international trade in services

We have been overlooking the relationship between immigration and international trade in services

The volume of international trade in services has grown rapidly over recent decades and, in fact, has outpaced growth in goods trade. Over the same period many developed countries experienced rapid growth in immigration. Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright argue that while many studies have analysed the link between immigrants and trade in goods, the link between […]

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