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Global Approach to Migration – Lessons for Bulgaria


  • Vesselin Mintchev


The study presents information and comments on frame documents of the Global Commission of International Migration and the Development Center of OECD, which set the main principle and directions for improving the global approach to the migration. Special attention is drawn to the financing of this approach, as well as to the adopted in October 2008 during the French chairmanship “European Pact on Migration and Asylum”. The paper presents the migration flows, practiced by the government policies of restraining, or on the contrary – of encouraging the international migration. Special attention is drawn to the migration pressure and situation in the EU countries. The development and debate on the European migration policy is traced. A review of many European initiatives for encouraging the global approach is made, concerning the legal migration and interaction of the illegal migration, as well as its geographic expedience. The focus is on the interdependency “migration – development”. The study ends with presentation of the policies for migration and integration, carried out in Bulgaria. Sought are opportunities for synchronizing the management of the migration and cooperation for development in the context of the concrete Bulgarian conditions.

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  • Vesselin Mintchev, 2010. "Global Approach to Migration – Lessons for Bulgaria," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 3-31.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2010:i:1:p:3-31

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    JEL classification:

    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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