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  • Legal migration

    A framework is needed for legal migration for the purposes of work, family reunification, study, research, training, integration and long-term residents.

  • Irregular migration and return

    The EU needs a more coordinated response to fight migrants' smuggling networks and address the migratory crisis in the Mediterranean.

  • External border control

    EU helps its member countries in saving lives at sea and securing Europe's external borders. The Frontex agency coordinates surveillance and risk analysis.

  • Asylum

    The EU has addressed the refugee crisis by putting in place a Common European Asylum System (CEAS) to the benefit of refugees and EU countries.

  • International cooperation on migration

    To better manage migration and mobility and respond to security challenges, the EU needs to work with countries outside the EU.

  • Schengen and internal borders

    Thanks to the border-free Schengen Area, EU countries' citizens and visitors can move freely throughout the 26 participating countries.