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.
The section was created within the project Bringing
Awareness of Development Issues into Regions with the support of the European
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On Friday, March 20th 2015, a meeting was held addressing the field of EU citizenship and labour law compliance. Despite the fact that EU citizens working in another member state are entitled to equal rights, in reality this is not always the case, as many cases of serious labour law violation show. In the end, this is a threat also for the local standards in the area of remuneration and labour...
The European Commission has proposed the so called “Smart Borders” package in 2013. It includes two main legislative proposals, the Entry/Exit system (EES) and the Registered travelers Programme (RTP). The aim of this proposal primarily was to combat irregular immigration, identify overstayers, and speed up border checks.
The publication "Discovering migration between Visegrad countries and Eastern Partners" is focused on migration situation, trends, policies and relationships between countries in east Europe. The publication concludes with recommendations on analysis of statistical data and setting of migration or integration policies.