The EU and the European Other
The Janus face of EU migration and visa policies in the neighbourhood
in The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood
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This chapter focuses on European Union (EU) migration and visa policies in the Eastern neighbourhood by placing them in a wider context of EU governance. It argues that there are three primary rationales regarding the role of EU migration policies in the Eastern neighbourhood. They are: to protect the internal 'milieu' from potential external risks/insecurities; to extend its control into the neighbourhood through 'politics of inclusion' or 'politics of exclusion'; and to shape the neighbourhood by inhabiting the external space with rules and regulations. The chapter focuses on how the European Community sought new means of governing the Western European 'milieu', beginning from its economic foundations and spreading into new areas for intervention. In Eastern Europe levels of illegal migration remain in the hundreds, while cross-border mobility is increasingly based on supervisory forms of control, with Moldova being the first state to gain a visa-free regime.

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