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Report published by DELMI under the Swedish Ministry of Justice and hybrid seminar

Report published by DELMI under the Swedish Ministry of Justice and hybrid seminar

Sandra Lavenex and Tamirace Fakhoury present a report on the linkage between trade policies, migration policies, and the EU’s external relations.

Last modified: 09.11.2021

By Maria Sierro Fernandez, language communications officer, GRS

On 9 November 2021 (from 9 am to 11 am), Sandra Lavenex and Tamirace Fakhoury will present their report titled "Trade Agreements as a Venue for Migration Governance? Potential and challenges for the European Union" during an online hybrid seminar.

The report addresses a literature gap on the nexus between migration and trade policies in EU’s external relations. The report analyses the multilateral and bilateral EU preferential trade agreements and explores the so-called ‘compacts’ concluded with Jordan and Lebanon that aim at granting trade concessions and deploying “positive incentives” in exchange for cooperation on the challenge of forced migration. The results of the report show that even if recent trade policy instruments address aspects related to migrants’ rights, economic mobility, the fight against irregular migration (including readmission), as well as the hosting and protection of refugee populations, the agreements can only achieve its full potential if they are used as a complement - not a substitute - to a dedicated migration policy.

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Graphic: Cover of "Trade Agreements as a Venue for Migration Governance? Potential and challenges for the European Union", Policy Brief

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