This Background Briefing is one in a set of four dealing, respectively, with immigration, asylum, borders and data protection. They are produced as part of a CEPS project on “Informing the Immigration Debate: Preparing for the European Parliament Elections 4-7 June” supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, an independent charitable foundation that funds and promotes social justice initiatives (for more information, see http://www.bctrust.org.uk). The Background Briefings aim to inform the debate about these controversial and often technical issues for the political parties as they prepare for the EP elections and address the voting public.
Elspeth Guild is a Professor at the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and a Senior Research Fellow in the Justice and Home Affairs Section at CEPS. Sergio Carrera is a Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Section at CEPS. Alejandro Eggenschwiler is Research Assistant at CEPS.