A Family Resemblance? The Regulation of Marriage Migration in Europe
European Journal of Migration and Law
Brill Academic Publishers
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This article analyses key aspects of the regulation of entry and stay of spousal migrants in eea member states. It shows that there are differences of regulation, particularly between states in Eastern and Southern Europe and states in Northern and Western Europe but, in most cases, the amount of divergence is limited. The article connects this ‘family resemblance’ to a broad concept of Europeanisation. Even where there is no binding legal obligation, European legal norms and the practice in other European states largely circumscribe what is possible.
The support of the Nuffield Foundation for the research discussed in this article is gratefully acknowledged.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Brill Academic Publishers via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 16, Iss. 2, pp. 209 - 247