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Evaluation of legal migration rules finds them mostly "fit for purpose" but highlights "critical issues" for the future
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An extensive evaluation of the rules on legal migration into the EU concludes that while existing measures are largely "fit for purpose", a number of "critical issues" remain if the EU "wants to achieve in full the Treaty objective of developing a common legal migration policy".

Those issues include a need for "a more harmonised and effective approach to attract highly skilled workers"; more stringent enforcement of the existing rules; and "information campaigns to raise awareness of the rights and procedures established by the EU legal migration instruments".

New legislation "to tackle the inconsistencies, gaps and other shortcomings identified, so as to simplify, streamline, complete and generally improve EU legislation," is also suggested.

See: Executive summary of the fitness check on EU legislation on legal migration (SWD(2019) 1056 final, pdf)

  • Staff Working Document: Fitness check on EU legislation on legal migration (SWD(2019) 1055 final, pdfs): Part 1 and Part 2

Further, extensive documentation is available on the European Commission website (link).

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