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Open Access 2. Who is Afraid of the (Big Bad) European Union? European Integration and Fears about Job Losses

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2. Who is Afraid of the (Big Bad) European Union? European Integration and Fears about Job Losses

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In 2008, the European Union (EU) enacted the 'Agency Workers Directive' to ensure that workers placed via employment agencies receive the same pay and working conditions as regular and fixed-term employees doing the same work in the same company. The current financial and monetary crisis, which has nourished anxieties about accelerating rises in costs and pending insolvency of banks and countries, is just one of the recurrent issues that has fed doubts about the magnitude and speed of European integration and their consequences for member states and individual citizens. Fears seem to be part of a subcutaneous storyline of European integration. Public fears are thus an important key to better understand the way the European population views and values the EU, to identify where potential risks may emerge for the further process of European integration, and to decipher the individual and contextual factors that influence skeptical dispositions.

Keywords: Agency Workers Directive; employment agencies; European integration; European Union (EU); potential risks; public fears



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