Informalizing EU readmission policy

Authored by: Jean-Pierre Cassarino

The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138183759
eBook ISBN: 9781315645629
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In 2002, when the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) listed the various key criteria that needed to be taken into consideration in order to identify non-EU (or third) countries with which to negotiate EU readmission agreements, it underlined that EU readmission agreements ‘should involve added value for member states in bilateral negotiations’ (European Council 2002: 3) with a given third country (Cassarino 2010: 12; Carrera 2016: 37).

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