Migration and the EU
Each European state used to develop its own policies for managing international migration in isolation. This was due to the differences in migration flows, social conditions, and the political environment. Since the 1980s, however, the EU has placed migration and asylum policy within its own integration efforts. Cooperation is already well-developed in the areas of border control, asylum systems and permanent residence permits. Recent years have been characterised by efforts to develop a common system of labour migration management, to deal with irregular migration and to cooperate with third countries in promoting migration and development. Our “Migration and EU” theme critically analyses the extent to which these goals are feasible, whether they are really shared by Member states, and whether European immigration and asylum policies can finally be unified.
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On 14 April 2008 the online journal EUMAP published four new papers on East-West Migration in the EU. EUMAP invited authors to analyse the impact and background of intra-EU mobility and migration, both in the countries of destination and the countries of origin. It is pleased to now present a first set of four papers by independent contributors:
Irina Angelescu: All New Migra...
Enlargement of the Schengen area and possible consequences for the visa regime towards Ukrainian citizens. A comparative analysis of the Czech and Polish cases.
The ability of "world city" theory to explain contemporary patterns and processes of intra-European labour migration
This article analyses the European Union’s Lisbon Agenda and its relation to changing conceptions of European citizenship in general and social citizenship in particular. It is argued here that the emergence of a ‘neoliberal communitarian’ citizenship model in the context of the Lisbon Agenda Migration and the EUarticles