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Germany EMN Annual Policy Report 2013

Politikbericht 2013 (Original language title)

The 2013 Policy Report of the German National Contact Points for the European Migration Network (EMN) provides an overview of the most important political discussions and developments in the areas of migration, integration and asylum in the Federal Republic of Germany in the year 2013.

The key debates on migration, integration and asylum of the year 2013 referred to the following issues: The rise in the number of applications for asylum and the political response to this phenomenon, protests by refugees plus the obligation to opt for one nationality and the acceptance of dual citizenship.

The Report refers specifically to measures the Federal Republic of Germany has undertaken to implement the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility, EU Action on Migratory Pressures, the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings and the European Agenda for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals. These measures are supplemented by additional laws and initiatives adopted by the Federal Government in the areas of migration, integration and asylum.

Furthermore, the report explains the general structure of the political and legal system in Germany and outlines the most important political and institutional changes that took place in 2013.

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Dr. Andreas Müller
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Thomas Hummitzsch (Netzwerk Migration in Europa e.V.)