Is East-West migration good for economic convergence in Europe?

Yes
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No
18% (26 votes)
Total votes: 145

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Proceeding from the structure of economic security, it becomes clear that to ensure its security, it is necessary to take into account all the specter of threats, including non-economic order, but as a result of indirect influence on the economy. In the conditions of the migratory boom, the asynvangianism for social policy is multiply increased, subject to the condition of economic problems.
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It is eventual positive for development of east countries. Потому as east countries can copy the methods of production, technologies and institutes, characteristic for the developed western countries. And to improve the level of the development the same.
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Harris-Todaro model migration show that migration from EAST to WEST to search for a better life it can end up badly ending up on the streets with broken dreams. In my opinion convergence will happen a lot quicker if country's like Romania, Bulgaria, Poland...etc try to provide an adequate level of life and more opportunities to own citizens.
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I think that this East-Weast migration is only favorable for the Western countries. This kind of movement was positive only for an already developed economy and negative for the weak economies. Due to this migration most of the Eastern countries confront with a large personnel crisis.
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The East-West migration proved to be more substantial than anyone could have been estimated. According to some statistics the migration from Central and Eastern to Western Europe could be up to 10 million people. As Aurora said, this exodus facilitated massive personnel crisis in Eastern Europe. Moreover some of these states confront with a new issue: the aging population. For example, Bulgaria has the most aged population in whole Europe.
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The tendencies and consequences of the migration crisis in the European Union are determined by a combination of reasons that are due, on the one hand, to the policy of openness implemented by individual countries, which makes the entire European Union a center of attraction for migrants (primarily MENA countries). But, on the other hand, the intensive and increasing flow of migrants creates threats to the regional, including economic security of the European Union. The problem of ensuring the economic security of the European Union in the context of the impact of the migration crisis is most acute. And the main reason for that: the accumulation of migrants' flow in Germany's most powerful European economy. At the same time, not only Germany, but also France (and until recently the United Kingdom) are compelled not only to eliminate the economic and social consequences of migration, but also to implement measures aimed at leveling the financial crisis of past years, the consequences of which are manifested in many social and economic spheres of the European Union. The solution of the problem of the migration crisis in the European Union is seen in the use of a special system of measures, in which, on the one hand, measures are taken to contain the migration flow, and on the other hand, decisions aimed at assimilating migrants into a multicultural environment with full adoption by the latter of socioeconomic , democratic and moral values.
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Convergence in the economy (catch-up effect) is the hypothesis that poorer countries (with low per capita incomes) will tend to grow at a faster rate than rich countries. As a result, the per capita income of all economies must eventually converge. Developing countries have the potential to grow at a higher rate than developed countries, since the decrease in the profitability of the factors of production (in particular, capital) is less than in a rich country. In addition, poorer countries can copy the production methods, technologies and institutions characteristic of developed countries. Therefore, I think for Eastern Europe this will be a positive development.
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The large emigration dominated by the young and well-trained workforce has brought benefits to those who have left and to the countries where they have settled, but has slowed down economic growth and income convergence in their home countries
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I personally think that migration is a sword with two edges. It helps the state in which the emigrants with labor force which they really need, but on the other hand, it also helps the state from which they came. An example would be Romania, which benefited from this, because its citizen were able to go outside to work. They also brought money back offering a real development. The problem is when all the citizen, and especially young people have in their mind only the opportunity to migrate, because this is their chance to have a future. I think that this is a problem which really affects Romania.
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Yes and no. It mostly depends on the migrants. If the migrants settle in the receiving country, they will help that economy due to its skills, and filling a place in the economy. If this individual would return to its home country and engage in economic activity with his hard earned money abroad then it will help its home-economy, thus helping congruence. There is also another factor, the fact that by leaving his home country in search of a high-paid wage abroad, he is unknowingly decreasing the competitiveness present in its home country which promotes better wages by the demand and offer rationale. Investing the money obtained into a business will also help the economy by producing jobs and transactions, increasing the opportunities, and in time lessening the temptation of working abroad for a better life.
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