What are the consequences of Eastern European migration to the EU?

Max Spoor
Max Spoor

Interview with ISS professor, Max Spoor

Professor of Development Studies, Max Spoor was recently interviewed by Bulgaria's largest newspaper, Capital, on the scope and consequences of Eastern European migration flows to the EU.

The interview focussed particularly on the period after several Eastern European countries became member of the European Union. He argued that the largest flows of migrants from Eastern European countries went to others in the region.

In some cases (for example from Romania, Poland and Moldova) quite a substantial level of migration took place to the West, but this involved very different shares of their populations and had a different impact on their economies and societies.