Migration and Home Affairs

Central Asia

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W X

Readmission

Act by a State accepting the re-entry of an individual (own national, third-country national or stateless person).

Organised crime

Activities of large-scale criminal and terrorist networks, including terrorism, international drugs trafficking, trafficking in human beings, counterfeiting of the euro currency and payment cards, fraud, corruption, money laundering and other activities related to the presence of organised crime groups in the economy, as well as cybercrime, VAT fraud and other sophisticated crimes that abuse modern technology.

Money laundering

The attempt to conceal or disguise the ownership or source of the proceeds of criminal activity and to integrate them into the legitimate financial systems in such a way that they cannot be distinguished from assets acquired by legitimate means. Typically this involves the conversion of cash-based proceeds into account-based forms of money.

Migration

The movement of a person or a group of persons, either across an international border (international migration), or within a State (internal migration). It is a population movement, encompassing any kind of movement of people, whatever its length, composition and causes; it includes migration of refugees, displaced persons, economic migrants and persons moving for other purposes, including family reunification.

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

Irregular migration

The movement of a person to a new place of residence or transit using irregular or illegal means, without valid documents or carrying false documents.

Corruption

The abuse of power for private gain (in both the public and the private sector).

Border

A line separating land territory or maritime zones of two States or subparts of States. It can also refer to a region that is found at the margin of settled and developed territory.

Central Asia

Central Asia

EU enlargement to the East and the inclusion of the Southern Caucasus within the European Neighbourhood Policy pushed the EU to strengthen its relations with the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan

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