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Fabian Zuleeg is Chief Economist at the European Policy Centre (EPC), in charge of the Europe’s Political Economy Programme. He leads the EPC’s work in the Economic Policy Forum, working closely with decision makers in the European institutions. He is responsible for the EPC’s work on the Economic and Monetary Union, the European Single Market (in particular the Digital Single Market), European labour markets, the EU budget and PPPs, health and well-being, and environment and energy issues.
This report examines the immigration regimes of European nations, particularly those with points systems and “shortage lists,” and highlights the flaws of such systems which base selection on formal indictors of applicants’ educational qualifications, work experience, previous salary, and occupation.