09 Feb 2007

Germany’s regularisation of November 2006: Committed to an EU immigration policy?

Florian Geyer

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On 16-17 November 2006, the sixteen German Länder ministers of interior adopted a decision allowing for regularisation of irregular residents in Germany. In this commentary, CEPS researcher Florian Geyer assesses the German regularisation both for its effects on foreign residents living in Germany and for its ramifications in relation to a common European immigration policy.