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ESSAYS AND STUDIES

MIGRATION POLICY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND RELATIONS WITH TRANSIT COUNTRIES

Abstract

The current migration policy in the European Union must
be considered through the both dimensions – internal and
external. The internal dimension of migration policy concerns
the incorporation of European regulations in the member
states, as well as the immigrants integration in resident
Member States. Another important dimension of migration
policy refers to external actions of the European Union and
relations with third countries and regional and international
organizations. The migration policy and current immigration
crisis affect external relations of the European Union and
third counties placed on migration routes, as the countries of
origin or transit countries.
In order to understand migration flows and the European
Union policies in this area, it is important to take into
account position, roles and relations with transit countries.
These countries, based on their geographical position on the
migration route, have gained an enormous significance for
the European migration policy, but also faced with many
challenges for the political situation, security and socioeconomic
situation on their territory. The unreliability of their
position is marked by constant migration pressure and new
inflows, as well as by signed agreements with the European
Union related to readmission, security and border protection.
The aim of this paper is to point out the main elements of
the relations between the European Union and the transit
countries, as the external dimension of the European
migration policy.

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PERIODICS Администрација и јавне политике 1/2018 1/2018 УДК 314.74 314.74(4-672EU) 83-100
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