by Alfred Kellermann
To understand issues of migration and asylum in the EU the following key studies, documents, terms and facts should be known.
- European Refugee crisis
The European migrant crisis or refugee crisis is a term given to a period beginning in 2015 characterized by rising numbers of people arriving to the European Union (EU) from across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through South-East Europe.
Immigrants from outside Europe include asylum seekers and economic migrants.
The term “immigrant” is used by the European Commission to describe a person from a non-EU country establishing his or her usual residence in the territory of an EU country for a period that is, or is expected to be, at least twelve months. MORE