Mobile European citizens have been repeatedly alleged to represent a burden on national welfare systems. Nevertheless, this might not emerge to be the case when one considers real data. Leaving public misperceptions about migration aside, this article points out the pros and cons of EU free movement for national welfare budgets.
«It would be wrong to look out for a unique answer to the populist’s success: after the victory of Emmanuel Macron, many argued that Marine Le Pen is at the end of the line. I don’t buy that. All necessary conditions for populism to thrive are still there, in France»