Border control and the right of asylum: where is the EU heading?
This Policy paper by Corinne Balleix presents a state of play of EU’s initiatives in the fields of border control and right of asylum, an assessment of solidarity mecanisms between member states and recommendations for the post-Stockholm programme.
Ending at the end of the year, the Stockholm Programme 2009-2014 closes a period of three five-year programmes (Tampere 1999-2004 and The Hague 2004-2009) defining EU’s strategic orientations in the fields of justice, liberty and security, including asylum and immigration.
While the 26-27 June 2014 European Council will set the new strategic guidelines for the period 2014-2020, what is at stake in the field of border control and asylum?
In this context, the Policy Paper of Corinne Balleix presents:
1. A state of play of what has been implemented at the EU level in the fields of border control and right of asylum;
2. An assessment of solidarity mecanisms between member states;
3. Recommendations to meet the challenges of the post-Stockholm programme: reconciling the increasing externalisation of the EU migration policy and the preservation of the right of asylum.