Problems of Migrant Workers in Europe
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At the outset the term “migrant” should be distinguished from the term “immigrant”. Whereas immigration is the long recognised process of the movement of persons who have no intention of returning to their original country, migration of workers implies that they do not always intend that their stay in a country should be permanent. Migration is the outcome of modern industrialisation and there have been many instances of it during the last two decades. Many European countries have tolerated, indeed encouraged, foreign labour for various reasons. Some considered them as a temporary labour force; others, being more generous, gave immigrant workers the possibility of becoming more fully integrated into society, culminating with their acquisition of a new nationality, and allowed them to use certain rights which are normally reserved to the nationals of that particular country. Bilateral or multilateral treaties have also given additional rights to incoming foreign workers.
KeywordsMigrant Worker Court Decision Foreign Worker Civil Code Parental Authority
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