• I. LIST OF NATIONAL RAPPORTEURS
  • II. GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
  • III. METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY
  • IV. SUMMARY DATASHEET AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • V. EUROPEAN SYNTHESIS OF THE NATIONAL REPORTS
  • 1. NATIONAL LEGAL BASIS AND COMPETENT AUTHORITIES
  • 1.1. Norms of Transposition
  • 1.2. Situation in federal or assimilated Members States
  • 1.3. Implementing Authorities
  • 2. ANALYSIS OF THE CONTENT OF THE NORMS OF TRANSPOSITION
  • 2.1. General provisions:
  • 2.1.1. Existence of a right to family reunification
  • 2.1.2. Calculated evaluation
  • 2.2. Scope of the right to family reunification
  • 2.2.1. The sponsor
  • 2.2.2. The sponsor’s family
  • 2.2.3. More favourable provisions
  • 2.3. Family members
  • 2.3.1. The spouse
  • 2.3.2. The unmarried partner
  • 2.3.3. Minor children
  • 2.3.4. Adult single children
  • 2.3.5. First degree relatives in the direct ascending line
  • 2.4. Procedure of assessment of the application for family reunification
  • 2.4.1. Existence of a procedure
  • 2.4.2. Supporting documents
  • 2.4.3. Interviews and investigations
  • 2.4.4. Evidence of the demand
  • 2.4.5. Conditions of residence abroad
  • 2.4.6. Duration of instruction
  • 2.4.7. Notification
  • 2.4.8. Best interest of children
  • 2.5. Conditions required to the exercise of family reunification.
  • 2.5.1. Clause of public order, security and public health
  • 2.5.2. Accommodation conditions
  • 2.5.3. Sickness insurance conditions
  • 2.5.4. Resources conditions
  • 2.5.5. Integration criteria
  • 2.5.6. Minimal period of lawful residence
  • 2.5.7. Reception capacities of Member States
  • 2.6 Family reunification of refugees
  • 2.6.1. Exercise of family reunification by refugees
  • 2.6.2. Personal scope
  • 2.6.3. Opposability of National law conditions
  • 2.7. Entry and residence of members of the family
  • 2.7.1. Facilitated entry
  • 2.7.2. Duration of residence
  • 2.7.3. Autonomy of the residence permit
  • 2.7.4. Scope of the rights
  • 2.8 – Penalties and redress
  • 2.8.1 – Gr