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Competing priorities at the EU’s external border. EPC Issue Paper, November 2018

Bamberg, Katharina and Fabbri, Francesca and McNamara, Frank (2018) Competing priorities at the EU’s external border. EPC Issue Paper, November 2018. UNSPECIFIED.

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    In 2015, there was a significant increase in the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and arriving on European shores. The numbers were such that the phenomenon became known in the public debate as the ‘migration crisis’. Numbers have since diminished to what is perceived to be a much more manageable level. The crisis period, however, continues to reverberate within European politics and to drive law and policy reform. Much of that reform has focused on how the European Union (EU) manages its external border and especially the role that foreign policy plays in that management. This Issue Paper seeks to shed some light on the interplay between border management and foreign policy, and to make recommendations for a more integrated and consistent European approach. Collectively, the chapters in this Issue Paper acknowledge that cooperation with third countries to control migration and manage the external border is inevitable. However, they argue that the EU must make a number of law and policy decisions to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of border management and foreign policy measures in the pursuit of lasting, sustainable solutions that reflect core EU principles. Only by doing so will the Union achieve a border management approach that can be ‘all things to all men’ in balancing security with respect for fundamental rights.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > 2015 Migration Movement
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > EPC Issue Paper
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 10:40
    Number of Pages: 32
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:40

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