European Enlargement and the Economic Crisis: Impact and Lasting Effects

26 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2013

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Rebecca Zahn

University of Strathclyde Law School

Date Written: January 7, 2013

Abstract

This working paper by Rebecca Zahn of the University of Stirling looks at the effects of the economic crisis on the enlarged European Union and the European Social Model.

Starting from an analysis of the well-known Viking and Laval decisions of the European Court of Justice from 2007 and 2008, the author of the report sees increasing tensions between EU member states over “social dumping”, austerity packages and growing inequality between workers.

This development results in citizens questioning the benefits of further European integration and threatens the very existence of the European social model.

Suggested Citation

Zahn, Rebecca, European Enlargement and the Economic Crisis: Impact and Lasting Effects (January 7, 2013). ETUI Working Paper 2013.01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2198879

Rebecca Zahn (Contact Author)

University of Strathclyde Law School ( email )

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow 1XQ, Scotland G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

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