European Politics and Institutions

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The EU Immigration Pact - from Hague to Stockholm, via Paris

7 October 2008


As EU leaders prepare to sign a new ‘Immigration Pact’ at the 15-16 October European Council, this Policy Brief by Elizabeth Collett analyses the pact’s content and what the changes made to the initial French Presidency draft tell us about the current state of the EU immigration debate. It argues that while the pact is unlikely to have much direct impact on EU policy, it does reflect a significant political shift in the direction of ‘control first’ policies.

The EU Immigration Pact - from Hague to Stockholm, via Paris

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