The Populist Challenge of Common EU Policies: The Case of (Im)migration

Lukasz Gruszczynski, Réka Friedery, Andrea Crescenzi, Angeliki Dimitriadi, Vall du Katarzyna, Rosita Forastiero, Zsolt Körtvélyesi, Andrej Školkay, Viktor Szép

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This document – an appendix to the DEMOS H2020 working paper "The Populist Challenge of Common EU Policies: The Case of (Im)migration" – includes seven country reports (i.e. France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovakia)
that analyse immigration policy as one of the major conflict area between populist and non-populist forces (movements, parties, governments) as well as EU institutions. In this context, the reports examine the policy discourse and responses in the selected EU
Member States and look at the challenges in implementing common EU policies. The reports cover the period from 2015 to 2018. They all follow a similar structure, starting with the background information on the size and character of migration in the covered country, following with the analysis of political discourse at the national level and political actions taken by decision-makers (including legal changes). Each report
concludes with a synthesis, describing the main findings, and a bibliography.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDEMOS Working Paper Series
Number of pages173
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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