Rethinking Migration Distribution in the EU: Shall We Start with the Facts?

CEPS Essay, 2016

6 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016

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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: January 22, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Guild, Elspeth, Rethinking Migration Distribution in the EU: Shall We Start with the Facts? (January 22, 2016). CEPS Essay, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2721662

Elspeth Guild (Contact Author)

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law ( email )

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London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

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