'Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefits Scheme' now published

The synthesis of the EUBS research project requested by the European Parliament, commissioned by the European Commission and prepared by our consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies has been published on the EC website. The research looked at the macroeconomic impact of 18 European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (EUBS) variants and discussed various ways of dealing with such problems as the risk of permanent transfers across Member States. Incentives for Member States to shift costs of unemployment from the national to the European level or to reduce their investment in labour market integration (institutional moral hazard) as well as legal and operational issues, at the European and national level were also examined.

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