Europe: immigrant legislation and laws
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Thränhardt, D. 2013. Europe: immigrant legislation and laws. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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.
- demography and population studies;
- social policy;
- labor supply;
- political asylum