European Migration and Diversity

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Schengen and solidarity: the fragile balance between mutual trust and mistrust
4 July 2012
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

This Policy Paper by Yves Pascouau examines the functioning of the ‘Schengen area’, which is based on solidarity mechanisms between its Member States and implies a high level of mutual trust.


Developing support for wavering asylum systems: convincing mechanisms?
27 June 2012
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

Wavering national asylum systems may lead to violations of EU and human rights rules. Different mechanisms are established to avoid such situation. In the commentary, Yves Pascouau evaluates to what extend such mechanisms are convincing or not.


The Schengen evaluation mechanism and the legal basis problem: breaking the deadlock
31 January 2012
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

One of the immediate effects of the Arab Spring was the launch of intense discussions about 'Schengen governance'. While the package of proposals presented by the European Commission has opened a new debate regarding the possibility of reintroducing internal border checks, it has revived an 'old' proposal to make evaluating the implementation of Schengen rules more efficient. In this Policy Brief, Yves Pascouau proposes some solutions in order to move forward.


EU Single Permit Directive: a small step forward in EU migration policy
24 January 2012
Sheena McLoughlin (External authors) and Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In this Policy Brief, Yves Pascouau and Sheena McLoughlin show that the “EU Single Permit Directive” merely constitutes a small step forward in EU migration policy.


Conditions for family reunification under strain - A comparative study in nine EU member states
17 November 2011
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

This study sees Yves Pascouau evaluate developments with regard to conditions for family reunification in nine EU member states, taking into account the growing importance of family reunification rules at national and European level.


Internal border controls in the Schengen area: much ado about nothing?
28 June 2011
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In this Commentary, Yves Pascouau, analyses the Conclusions of the European Council on the reintroduction of internal borders checks in the Schengen area.


Schengen area under pressure 2: the Commission recalls the EU nature of the Schengen system
10 May 2011
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In this Commentary, Yves Pascouau analyses the response given by the Commission to the request from France and Italy to modify Schengen rules.


Schengen area under pressure: controversial responses and worrying signs
3 May 2011
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In this Commentary, Yves Pascouau highlights controversial points arising from Italian-French tensions surrounding the management of internal and external Schengen borders.


Migratory flows from North Africa: challenges for the EU
7 March 2011
Sheena McLoughlin (External authors) and Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In this commentary, Yves Pascouau and Sheena McLoughlin outline three challenges the EU and its Member States have to cope with.


Temporary and circular migration: opportunities and challenges
3 March 2011
Sheena McLoughlin (External authors)

This Working Paper is the culmination of the discussions within the Task Force on Temporary and Circular Migration.


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