Synthesis of a research project requested by the European Parliament, commissioned by the European Commission and prepared by a consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies.
The research was conducted by a consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). This consortium examined the macroeconomic impact of 18 European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (EUBS) variants and discussed various ways of dealing with such problems as the risk of permanent transfers across Member States, and incentives for Member States to shift costs of unemployment from the national to the European level or to reduce their investment in labour market integration (institutional moral hazard). Legal and operational issues, at the European and national level are also examined.
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