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Problematic Controversies on the European Labor Market


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  • Mariana IOVITU

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

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    When economic growth and consequently, social progress, is confronted with drastic changes a modification is needed. Mentality, vision or policy change? The principle of the four freedoms (goods, services, capital, labor force) is compulsory and forms a unit, however, the movement of labor constitutes a true "apple of discord" regarding the problem on democratic movements. The idea of equality of Opportunities for all European citizens, without discrimination, is a principle and rises to the level of fundamental European value. Equal opportunities for all represent a desideratum and one of the substance components of everywhere democracy, next to liberty and respect of the fundamental human rights. “The economic patriotism” is a formula designed to sensitize the European citizen, in order to block globalization, which penalizes both the market and the citizen itself.

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    Article provided by in its journal Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (June)
    Pages: 8

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    Handle: RePEc:spp:jkmeit:1153

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    Keywords: labor market; economic-social policy; employment; equal rights; the economic patriotism; social benefits; high European unemployment; social security systems;

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