The Implications of European Neighbourhood Policy in the Context of Border Controls (Readmission Agreements, Visa Policy, Human Rights)

This ad hoc briefing paper offers an up to date account of the implications of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in justice and home affairs. It does so in three ways: First, it provides a comprehensive presentation of the provisions on common management of borders, control of illegal migration and visa policy. Second, the paper discusses the content and effects of EU policies and tools as they related to border controls. Third, and finally, the paper weights the power of the European Parliament in the fields discussed, by focusing on readmission agreements. Each chapter offers a set of policy recommendations.