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European Migration Network (EMN)

The EMN plays a key role in providing up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum topics to policy makers (at EU and Member State level) and the general public. Council Decision 2008/381/EC establishing a legal basis for the EMN was adopted on 14th May 2008.

The EMN responds to information needs through its reports and studies, Ad-Hoc Queries, informs (policy briefs), bulletins and policy factsheets. All EMN products are available on this website. The network’s key strength is to collect, document and make available to policymakers, practitioners and other interested parties information and statistics held or collected at national and EU level.

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Worker (Frontier)

In the EU context, a worker who is employed in the frontier zone of a Member State but who returns each day or at least once a week to the frontier zone of a neighbouring (third-country) in which they reside and of which they are nationals.



In the EU context, a broader-term of an immigration and emigration, i.e. the action by which a person either:



Action by which a person seeks to avoid legal proceedings by not surrendering to the custody of a court.