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The Cost of Non-Europe in the Area of Legal Migration
The Cost of Non-Europe in the Area of Legal Migration

Author(s): Sergio Carrera, Julia Guerin, James Dennison, Meena Fernandes, Nadzeya Laurentsyeva, Zvezda Vankova, Lina Vosyliūtė
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sociology, Labor relations, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Cost of Non-Europe; Legal migration; Area of Freedom Security and Justice; cost drivers; Binding Immigration Code;
Summary/Abstract: This Research Paper is a contribution to a wider cost-of non-Europe assessment in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties that can be found here. The research takes stock of the state of play in European Union cooperation in the area of legal immigration. The Research Paper identifies gaps and barriers of current sectorial and fragmented EU legal immigration acquis. It assesses their economic impacts and impacts at individual level in terms of fundamental rights protection and non-discrimination laid down in international, regional and EU human rights and labour standards. The research highlights the need for ‘more EU’ in upholding equal treatment standards between third country workers with EU nationals in relation to working and living conditions. The Research Paper elaborates on the potential benefits, cost drivers and feasibility of different policy options for the EU ranging from: better enforcement, to the gradual extension of EU legislation towards other labour market sectors or bringing back to the idea of a Binding Immigration Code. The research concludes that EU internal market, national administrations as well as EU and Third Country Citizens would benefit from more homogenous policy approach in the area of legal migration.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-723-3
  • Page Count: 210
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English