The policy paper of Yves Pascouau examines the functioning of the ‘Schengen area’, which is based on solidarity mechanisms between its Member States and implies a high level of mutual trust.
One of the immediate effects of the Arab Spring was the launch of intense discussions about 'Schengen governance'. While the package of proposals presented by the European Commission has opened a new debate regarding the possibility of reintroducing (...)
After four years of lengthy negotiations, which spanned a Treaty change and the empowerment of the European Parliament as co-legislator, the EU’s ‘Single Permit Directive’ (Directive 2011/98/EU) was finally adopted and published in the Official Journ (...)
Taking into account the growing importance of family reunification at national and European level, this study evaluates developments with regard to conditions for family reunification in nine EU member states: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherland (...)