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The EU's Global Approach to Migration and Mobility

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs, Health and Education Sub-Committee, chaired by Lord Hannay of Chiswick, conducted an inquiry into the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility. The report was published on 18 December 2012 and was debated by the House on 6 June 2013.

The inquiry considered the operation of the Commission’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (the GAMM) and the implications of the UK’s partial participation in the EU’s asylum and immigration policies. The report called for a more coordinated approach by the EU and its Member States to migration policy in order to secure the EU’s economic growth and competitiveness. It also considered that the framework provided by the GAMM was welcome but that its overall approach was too diffuse and should adopt a more focused approach in future, including the proper evaluation of Mobility Partnerships. The report states that the UK’s migration policy cannot and should not be formulated and implemented in a vacuum and calls on the Government to play a full part in EU asylum and immigration policies, as well as seeking more constructive cooperation with the Schengen Area. The report calls on the Government to remove international students from the public policy implications of its net migration reduction targets.

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