Title: Labour mobility in the European Union: What can ASEAN learn?

Authors: Usanee Aimsiranun

Addresses: Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Abstract: Ensuring free flow of skilled labour among member states is a necessary step in ASEAN's effort to establish the ASEAN economic community (AEC) and to transform the region into a single market and production base. In this regard, the paper explores the European Union (EU) labour mobility regime in order to draw lessons for ASEAN. After examining the EU legal framework as well as its differentiated integration mechanism to accommodate the diversity among member states, the paper proposes some possible enhancements for the ASEAN legal framework to enable effective intra-regional flow of skilled labour in the AEC.

Keywords: labour mobility; European Union; AEC; ASEAN economic community.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2017.087476

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2017 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.366 - 378

Received: 16 Dec 2015
Accepted: 22 Mar 2016

Published online: 10 Oct 2017 *

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