As far as I know, EU laws and regulations make such migration fairly easy. I believe the unemployed from one member state need not have a job offer in another member state in order to relocate there. Is this correct? Can they apply for benefits in their new location? Do member states have any effective ways to deal with the tax burden such immigration may impose? I believe the EU only has border controls on traffic originating outside the EU. Am I wrong in seeing this (predictable) phenomenon as a threat to the existence of the EU as it is presently constituted? Of course, the same situation exists in the US with respect to movement between states, but you might say we are used to it. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323734304578542732501579940.html I see only the headline copied, but the point is made. The full text is available free online.