Rethinking Migration Distribution in the EU: Shall We Start with the Facts?
CEPS Essay, 2016
6 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 22, 2016
Sound policy-making about migration – how to distribute responsibility for asylum seekers, how to deal with the issue of secondary movement (when asylum seekers move from one state to another within the EU) and whether migrants are welcome or not – needs to be based on solid evidence. On 16 November 2015, EUROSTAT published comprehensive statistics on the issue of first-residence permits by member states. This CEPS Essay closely examines these data and reports some surprising findings, some of which vary considerably from the impression promoted by the European media.
Keywords: migration, asylum seekers, EU
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