The European Union developed from a series of inter-state relationships that were developed after World War II that were designed to assure that such a war could never occur again within Europe and to provide bonds between countries by providing for the free movement of goods, services and eventually people. The founding members of the European Union, the central fifteen states, have diverse economies and cultures, but they held in common the fact that they were advanced, rich countries with educated populations and high GDPs.
The recent admittance of the EU-10 countries on May 1, 2005 has led to a growing concern regarding migration, but this may be seen as merely exasperating trends that were already occurring (Migration, 2005) . The fact is that there has been a discrepancy between the avowed aims of the EU: to enable the four freedoms of movement of foods, capital, workers and services across national borders and the often individual policies of some of the founding, and richer countries. Thus France and Germany have instituted polices, both on a public and private level, that reflect their worry about so-called "wage or social dumping" (Migration, 2005).
The perceived "problem" arises from the fact that many German, Dutch, French and British firms have established employee leasing ...Show more