Subject files


Legal migration and integration

LIBE 10-04-2018 - 15:01
European Agenda on Migration - What about Legal Avenues and Integration

Under the Treaties, the Union is meant to "develop a common immigration policy aimed at ensuring, at all stages, the efficient management of migration flows, fair treatment of third-country nationals residing legally in Member States, and the prevention of, and enhanced measures to combat, illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings" (article 79(1) TFEU).

Based on solidarity between Member States, this common policy is intended to establish a balanced approach to dealing with both regular and irregular immigration, and includes competences in support of action of the Member States for the integration of third-country nationals residing legally on the EU territory.
This subject file is focused on legal migration and integration which form one of the four pillars of the approach taken by the EU in its response to the increasing migration flux from third-countries, along the lines set by the 2015 European Agenda on Migration, next to the fight against irregular migration, the reinforcement of common border management and the revision of the common asylum policy. The EU legislation on legal migration is sectorial (for Highly qualified workers, Seasonal workers, students and researchers, family reunification etc.), a proposal for a comprehensive approach having been abandoned at the beginning of the years 2000.

LIBE Delegations

    LIBE mission to Greece hotspots and Athens, 22-25 May 2017 - Mission report
    LIBE mission to Italy, 18-21 April 2017 - Mission report
    LIBE mission to Greece, 17-20 May 2016 - Mission report
    LIBE mission to Calais, France, 13 July 2016 - Mission report

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