Strait is the gate: Europe’s immigration priorities

Author (Person)
Series Title
Series Details No.5, July 2008
Publication Date July 2008
Content Type

From Source URL click on 'Download the document (PDF) for free'

Purely national migration policies are increasingly ineffective in addressing the EU’s urgent migration challenges. But progress to date on a common EU policy has been patchy, and the failed Irish referendum further delays the introduction of qualified majority voting in this area. So what should be the EU’s priorities? We identify high-skilled migration, irregular migration and asylum policy as the key areas for common action, while mid- and low-skilled legal migration and the integration challenge should continue to be dealt with at the national level. While the EU immigration agenda may receive a welcome airing during the French EU presidency, it needs a balanced mix of restrictive and accommodating measures to succeed.

Source Link
Subject Categories
Countries / Regions