The Gap Fillers
Workers From Eastern Europe

The Gap FillersWorkers From Eastern Europe

Within the European Union, labour migration from East to West has become a significant factor in economic growth. While in France and Germany cheap labour from Eastern Europe fills gaps in the labour market and boosts the economy, in Romania and Bulgaria mass emigration means these countries struggle to build their economies post-communism. Whereas the gap-filling workers themselves are often exploited.

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