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07/06/2012

A common EU immigration and asylum policy: is the UK in or out?

Simon Busuttil MEP hosted a discussion on "A common EU immigration and asylum policy: is the UK in or out?"in conversation with Tim Finch, Researcher, Institute for Public Policy Research & Vincenzo Scarpetta, Researcher, Open Europe

Immigration and asylum rank high in the list of concerns of European citizens, who are worried about the levels of irregular migration as well as the humanitarian duty of safeguarding the rights of people who are fleeing persecution.

The EU has been working hard on building a common immigration and asylum policy for what it considers to be a European problem. The United Kingdom has won the right to choose whether to opt in or out on such matters of EU law and policy.

As decision time approaches, we will discuss the likely British stance on this issue and what is at stake.