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Migration and asylum in Central Eastern Europe: the impacts of European integration

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Konrad Miciukiewicz


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The paper looks at harmonization of immigration and asylum policies in the new Central Eastern European Member States of the EU with the Schengen Acquis, the new legacy of immigration and asylum, and the institutional practice towards new migrants. The author argues that the European integration process has been dominated by the deployment of repressive security measures, while admission policies in the NMS-10 have not been given sufficient legal, institutional, and financial support from the EU-15, and have remained underdeveloped. As a result, the NMS-10, where an effective Europeanized system of border controls and surveillance of migrants coincides with poor standards of international protection and the absence of progressive immigration policies, have become neither a “substantially safe” destination for asylum seekers nor an attractive geo-region for economic migrants.

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Author(s): Miciukiewicz K

Editor(s): Nowak, M., Nowosielski, M.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: (Post)transformational Migration. Inequalities, Welfare State, and Horizontal Mobility

Year: 2011

Pages: 177-200

Publisher: Peter Lang

Place Published: Frankfurt

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783631617564