The French Presidency's European Pact on Immigration and Asylum: Intergovernmentalism vs. Europeanisation? Security vs. Rights?

CEPS Policy Brief No. 170

10 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2009

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Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: September 11, 2008

Abstract

The intersection between the Commission Communication on a Common Immigration Policy for Europe, another on a Policy Plan on Asylum and the various drafts of the French Presidency's European Pact on Immigration and Asylum, raises a number of questions: First, what are the nature, context and key issues of the Pact? Does it present anything really new to the current state of affairs in EU law and policy? Second, does the EU really need a pact on immigration and asylum, given the already ongoing processes of Europeanisation surrounding these policy domains? And third, are the EU interests and the Commission's priorities fully compatible with the logic driving the Pact, or does it represent a competing model between 'more Europe' and the principle of subsidiarity and security versus rights in the area of immigration, borders and asylum?

Keywords: Immigration, Asylum, Justice, Home Affairs

Suggested Citation

Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth, The French Presidency's European Pact on Immigration and Asylum: Intergovernmentalism vs. Europeanisation? Security vs. Rights? (September 11, 2008). CEPS Policy Brief No. 170 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1333530 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1333530

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