Posted on February 23, 2010 by erlaurie
Following the accession of Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia to the EU in 2004, there was a large influx of migrant labour from those countries into the UK and other EU nations. Their arrival had many effects, including putting strain on education resources and boosting church attendances. Some of the predicted problems did not materialise and the UK public generally found the migrants to be a welcome addition to the job market, filling a range of gaps from low skilled farm labouring, such as harvesting, through to more skilled posts, such as plumbing and building work. Many returned home again after a few years, particularly as the impact of the “credit crunch” hit them hard.
This link shows where migrants from the A8 countries arrived in the period from 2004 to 2007:
Filed under: IB Core: Populations in Transition, IB Geography, IB HL Extension - Global Interactions, Sociocultural Exchanges | Tagged: EU | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 30, 2009 by erlaurie
This article discusses how the European Union has grown and how it might grow further. There are serious differences of opinion over who should or shouldn’t be allowed to join and there will need to be a lot of diplomacy before deals are sealed:
Filed under: Economic Interactions, IB HL Extension - Global Interactions, Political Outcomes, Sociocultural Exchanges | Tagged: EU | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 9, 2008 by erlaurie
The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for a variety of economic and environmental reasons. It’s expensive subsidies are now under review, but what are the consequences of changing the policy?
Filed under: Agricultural Systems, IB Food & Health, IB Geography, IGCSE Economic Development and the Use of Resources, IGCSE Geography | Tagged: EU | Leave a comment »