EPIM Policy Update April 2014

EPIM Policy Update April 2014

The first 2014 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online.

EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce quarterly EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have the aim of supporting the advocacy work being done by organisations engaged in EPIM by providing information on a range of recent EU-level policy-making, legislation and jurisprudence relevant to EPIM’s three focus areas:

(1) Asylum seekers;
(2) Undocumented Migrants; and
(3) Equality, integration and social inclusion of vulnerable migrants.

Key highlights of this Policy Update include:

  • Updates on the Directives for seasonal workers, intra-corporate transferees and non-EU students and researchers,
  • The agreement on the Home Affairs budget,
  • Latest European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law,
  • Asylum statistics in the EU,
  • Syrian asylum seekers in Europe,
  • New rules on visa policy presented by the European Commission,
  • Free movement of EU citizens,
  • Special focus: The Swiss referendum and its consequences, and
  • Upcoming events at EU level.