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Europe: immigrant legislation and laws

Migration A–Z

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  1. Dietrich Thränhardt

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm206

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Thränhardt, D. 2013. Europe: immigrant legislation and laws. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Since the Treaty of Rome in 1957 proclaimed “an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe,” the European Union has been deepened and enlarged. The EU now covers 27 states – almost all of Western and Central Europe. Borders between member countries are open under the Schengen system, including nonmembers Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland. Britain, Ireland, and Cyprus stay outside; Romania and Bulgaria are poised to join.

Keywords:

  • demography and population studies;
  • social policy;
  • labor supply;
  • immigration;
  • political asylum