The Negative Effects of Securitizing Immigration - the Case of Bulgarian Migrants to the EU
The 2004 Eastern enlargement saw an ever hardening attitude against immigrants, mainly due to the securitization of international migration. The case of Bulgarian migrants in the European Union gives an example of the risks in considering all immigrants a threat to public security. The article by Denislava Simeonova seeks to explore the unintended effects of securitizing migration in the EU and suggests possible ways to reduce its negative effects.
Denislava Simeonova holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski' (1998) and a Master's degree in European Integration from New Bulgarian University (2003). In 2004 she published a study on 'Migration and Home Security: Challenges to the Migration Policies of the EU and Bulgaria'. Currently she is Project Coordinator at the European Program of the Bulgarian Center for the Study of Democracy.
9. 6. 05
Téma: Migration and the EU