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From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0: Towards a new European consensus on migration

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This publication is the result of a collaborative thinking exercise around the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Tampere European Council conclusions. With the benefit of two decades of hindsight, it is fair to say that these conclusions did indeed lay the groundworks for the EU migration policy agenda to come. Centred on four pillars – partnerships with countries of origin, a common European asylum system, fair treatment of third-country nationals and the management of migration flows – these conclusions provided guidelines and sketched out principles that remain relevant 20 years later.

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