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This chapter summarizes the contents discussed in the chapters of this section. The section concentrates on a number of sector directives which will be subject to further consolidation in the immigration code. The conclusion is that a national approach to immigration still dominates which might be explained by the different needs and political setups of the Member States. Researchers argue that there is a resurrection or dominance of an ethno-historical approach to national identity. The immigration directives adopted have also had an impact on both immigration laws of Member States as well as their nationality legislation. This has led to the conclusion that throughout Europe the politics of immigration have become the politics of nationality. The directives discussed in this chapter, predominantly concentrated on conditions for immigration, have been criticized for making migration law complicated and creating new partitions. Progress is significant as is room for further developments.

Keywords:EU member states; EU migration law; immigration; nationality legislation; sector directives



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