Beyond Stockholm: overcoming the inconsistencies of immigration policy

15 December 2009

The Stockholm Programme – the new five-year programme for Justice and Home Affairs adopted by EU leaders at the December 2009 European Council – comes at a busy and uncertain time for the Union as it grapples with the most significant economic downturn since World War II, the inauguration of a new European Commission and Parliament, and a long-awaited institutional reform which will transform policy-making in this area.

This publication offers an assessment of the progress achieved to date on EU immigration and asylum policy, and particularly in the last five years. It then considers the short- and medium-term potential for immigration policy development at the European level, and how such policies might be developed beyond the Stockholm Programme.

Beyond Stockholm