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The increase in asylum seekers from the Balkans was a predictable consequence of a foreign policy driven visa liberalisation

Hobolth, Mogens (2012) The increase in asylum seekers from the Balkans was a predictable consequence of a foreign policy driven visa liberalisation. European Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Dec 2012). Website.

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Abstract

Since the liberalisation of the EU’s visa policy towards the Balkans in 2009/2010, some EU member states have become concerned at what they term a ‘dramatic’ increase in unfounded asylum claims from that region. Mogens Hobolth investigates the controversy, finding that while the number of asylum claims has increased in recent years, it was a predictable outcome for the EU’s policymakers who had prioritised foreign policy and enlargement over migration control. The concern over unfounded asylum seekers is also tenuous. It implies that the EU’s borders are open to persons in genuine need of protection but that is by no means obvious.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog//
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 15:05
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49464

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