'Benefit-Tourism' post- Brexit: Tackling the Ghost by More EU Social Engagement

69 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 271, 2018

36 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2020

Date Written: August 2018

Abstract

This article argues that welfare migration, although ill-defined and yet to be proven empirically, needs to be addressed by the EU. The negative perception of immigration has given rise to anti-EU, nationalist sentiment. Financial solidarity between EU citizens is subject to caveats, although there is hope for increased solidarity between pro-EU citizens post Brexit. The EU should foster this by introducing 'associate citizenship'. It can take guidance from the United States and provide for basic EU social standards while guaranteeing free movement for the rich and the poor.

Keywords: EU Migration, Social Benefits, Solidarity, Federalism, Dano, Social Union, Associate Citizenship, EU Minimum Social Standard, EU Funding

JEL Classification: K10, K 33, K 39

Suggested Citation

von Papp, Konstanze, 'Benefit-Tourism' post- Brexit: Tackling the Ghost by More EU Social Engagement (August 2018). 69 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 271, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3502098

Konstanze Von Papp (Contact Author)

HAW Hamburg Dept Public Management ( email )

Berliner Tor 5
Hamburg, 20099
Germany

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