May 2015


The Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs policy focuses on migration and asylum (including legal and irregular migration, integration, readmission and return), internal security (reducing organised crime and terrorism, police cooperation and the management of the EU's external border) and the Europe for Citizens programme.

EDC News: European Union and Migration

Over past decades migration flows, among EU Member States and in- and outside of the EU,  have had a significant impact on the current population size in most Member States. Since the early 2000s, the European Commission has been developing and expanding a European legal migration policy that sets out the conditions of entry and residence and, also, minimum of rights that migrants should enjoy to successfully integrate into the EU. Since 2005, the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM), which was reaffirmed through the recently adopted Council Conclusions on the implementation of GAMM in April 2014, has been the overarching framework for the EU external migration and asylum policy. The GAMM encompasses priorities on mobility and legal migration, irregular migration, migration and development and international protection. Other key milestones:

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