• Disclaimer and Explanatory Note
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS
  • 2.1 Local Elections
  • 2.2 National elections
  • 2.3 Institutional developments
  • Table 1: Overview of institutional developments which occurred in 2006
  • 2.4 Other developments
  • 3. POLICY DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING RELATED LEGISLATION
  • 3.1 Refugee Protection and Asylum
  • 3.2 Unaccompanied Minors
  • 3.3 Migration Control
  • 3.3.1 Schengen acquis
  • 3.3.2 Identity establishment
  • 3.3.3 Health screening
  • 3.3.4 Identity documents
  • 3.3.5 Residence permits
  • 3.4 Economic Migration
  • 3.4.1 Highly-skilled Workers
  • 3.4.2 Labour shortages in Austria, Estonia and Latvia
  • 3.4.3 Other related aspects
  • 3.5 Family Reunification
  • 3.6 Citizenship and Naturalisation
  • 3.7 Integration
  • 3.7.1 Language training
  • 3.7.2 Specific Measures to support Muslim integration
  • 3.7.3 Healthcare
  • 3.7.4 Racism
  • 3.8 Illegal immigration – Trafficking and Regularisations
  • 3.9 Return Migration
  • 4. IMPLEMENTATION OF EU LEGISLATION
  • 4.1 Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin and Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation
  • 4.2 Council Directive 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003 laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers
  • 4.3 Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification
  • 4.4 Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents
  • 4.5 Council Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States
  • 4.6 Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification an