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FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF WORKERS AS A CONDITION FOR IMPLEMENTING THE EUROPE 2020 STRATEGY FOR EMPLOYMENT AND GROWTH
Summary: This article aims to analyze the freedom of movement of workers regarding the new strategies for EU growth and employment. The freedom of movement of people especially workers is one of the four freedoms of the EU Internal Market. The migrant workers who move from one into another state enjoy certain rights stipulated by the EU Law (acquis communautaire). Migrant workers are important for fulfilling the employment gap in the Member States and creating new jobs. Europe 2020 is the European Union growth strategy for the coming decade. Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objective - employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy. The goals of the Europe 2020 would not be fulfill if the freedom of movement of workers is not realized. An agenda for new skills and jobs has the objective of creating the right conditions to modernize labor markets and to allow people to acquire new skills in order to raise employment levels and to ensure the sustainability of our social models. Further, the author analyzes the eliminations of impediments for freedom of movement of workers regarding the goals set in the new strategy.
Key words: freedom of movement of workers, growth, employment, Europe 2020 strategy