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The EU as "Bad Cop" of Immigration Policy?

Publishing date
22 July 2008

Jakob von Weizsäcker gives three policy recommendations on how the EU could become smarter at welcoming immigrants: those sought-after high-skilled immigrants whom we need, those refugees who need us, and the large number of illegals who will continue arriving in significant numbers despite reinforced controls.

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About the authors

  • Jakob von Weizsäcker

    Jakob von Weizsäcker heads the department for economic policy and tourism at the Thuringian Economics Ministry in Erfurt and is a non-resident fellow at Bruegel where he was resident fellow form 2005 to 2010.

    He previously worked at the World Bank in Washington (2002-2005) where he was country economist for Tajikistan and the Federal Economics Ministry in Berlin (2001-2002) where he headed the office of a junior minister. Before that, he worked for Vesta, a venture capital firm, and held research positions at the Center for Economic Studies in Munich and CIRED in Paris.

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